Thousands rally for Mursi in Cairo, clashes in rural Egypt
CAIRO (REUTERS) - Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rallied in a protest camp around a Cairo mosque on Friday, defying warnings from the army-installed government that they should give up and leave.
Leaders of Mr Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood mounted a stage at the Rabaa al-Adawiya site to demand that he brought back to power.
"Soldier, your place is not in politics," senior official Ahmed Aref said as the people pumped fists in the air.
Despite international concern that a violent confrontation was imminent, security forces were nowhere to be seen.