As Brotherhood supporter is buried, movement says it won't back down
Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 01:22
July 28 - Hundreds join a funeral procession for a supporter of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, as his Muslim Brotherhood movements says it will stand its ground. Mana Rabiee reports.
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In this Egyptian mosque east of Cairo on Sunday, Ahmed Said Amhed was laid to rest.
The 25 year old medical student was among some 72 people killed Saturday, in clashes between police and supporters -- like him -- of ousted president Mohamed Mursi.
His mother blames his death on army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his supporters.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MOTHER OF AHMED SAID AHMED, OM AHMED, SAYING:
"Whoever went down on Friday with Sisi, they are the ones who killed my son. Sisi…the Church, and every person in Egypt that said yes to Sisi, they are all the ones that killed my son."
In a central Cairo square, thousands of Mursi supporters, activists in the Muslim Brotherhood, remained hunkered down on Sunday in what's become an on-going vigil.
The Interior Ministry is in talks with the military about clearing out this pro-Mursi sit-in, but demonstrators here vow to stand their ground.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MURSI SUPPORTER MOHAMED SAAD, SAYING:
"If they want to clear out the square, there are a million martyrs in front of them."
Mursi's supporters are protesting what they call a "military-coup".
They say they won't back down until Mursi, Egypt's first democratically-elected leader, is put back into power.
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