Egypt ministry again urges end to pro-Mursi protests

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where they have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where they have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. Egypt's interior ministry on Saturday, Aug 3, 2013, repeated its call for supporters of Mr Mursi to end their sit-ins, saying that would allow the Muslim Brotherhood to return to politics. -- PHOTO: AP

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's interior ministry on Saturday repeated its call for supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi to end their sit-ins, saying that would allow the Muslim Brotherhood to return to politics.

In a televised statement, the ministry called on protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares in Cairo to return to their homes and work.

"Your peaceful and safe exit will allow for the return of the Brotherhood to a role in the democratic political process," the ministry said.