Egypt police warn Islamist protesters of crackdown
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's interior ministry on Saturday issued a new warning to Islamist protesters, pledging to crack down if demonstrators block roads or obstruct traffic.
The ministry statement came a day after thousands of protesters rallied in Cairo against the military's July 3 overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.
It accused the protesters of committing "many crimes" such as blocking traffic and "kidnapping journalists and confiscating their equipment".
"The ministry affirms that it will confront with utmost decisiveness practices such as blocking roads or obstructing traffic or threatening the security of citizens," the statement said.