Egypt Brotherhood leader demands Mursi reinstated

CAIRO Fri Jul 5, 2013 10:13pm IST

Mohamed Badie (R), the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, queues outside a polling centre to vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Bani Sweif, about 115 km (71 miles) south of Cairo December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Mohamed Badie (R), the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, queues outside a polling centre to vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Bani Sweif, about 115 km (71 miles) south of Cairo December 22, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Stringer

Related Topics

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, told a protest rally on Friday that he was ready to reach an understanding with the armed forces - but only after the movement's Mohamed Mursi was reinstated as president.

As a military helicopter hovered low over the crowd, Badie called on the army not to fire on its own people and said that demonstrations were stronger than tanks.

"Our bear chests are stronger than bullets," he said.

He had earlier called for mass rallies to continue until the Brotherhood could carry Mursi "on our shoulders". The ousted president has been in military custody since his overthrow on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Tom Perry and Ahmed Tolba; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Everest Avalanche

Everest Avalanche

Avalanche kills 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest.  Full Article 

Lure Of The Sea

Lure Of The Sea

The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start?  Full Article 

Boat Tragedy

Boat Tragedy

Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide.  Full Article 

Literary Giant Dies

Literary Giant Dies

Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's languid hometown.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on.  Full Article 

Bollywood

Bollywood

Movie Review: 2 States.  Full Article 

Monte Carlo Masters

Monte Carlo Masters

Nadal claycourt winning run ended by bold Ferrer.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage