July 19 - Egypt's interim president Adli Mansour promises to restore order in his first national address as Mursi supporters refuse to accept his legitimacy. Julie Noce reports.
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Egypt's interim president Adli Mansour spoke to citizens for the first time Thursday- promising to restore security and stability to a country in turmoil.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EGYPT'S INTERIM PRESIDENT, ADLI MANSOUR, SAYING:
"We will not be scared or alarmed, and we will not go easy on those who kill the innocent. We will fight a battle for security until the end, we will protect the revolution, we will build the nation and we will move forward without hesitation."
But for those who support ousted President Mohamed Mursi, the speech was meaningless.
Thousands gathered at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque holding signs and praying for his reinstatement.
He is not capable of restoring security, this person says. We do not react to the talk of traitors.
The Muslim Brotherhood have called for more demonstrations after Friday prayers.
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