Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for an “uprising”

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for an “uprising” on Monday. (File Photo: Reuters)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for an “uprising” on Monday after at least 35 of its supporters were shot dead outside an army headquarters in Cairo, and urged international intervention to prevent a “new Syria.”

The Islamist group's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, called for “an uprising by the great people of Egypt against those trying to steal their revolution with tanks.”

It urged “the international community and international groups and all the free people of the world to intervene to stop further massacres... and prevent a new Syria in the Arab world.”

The Brotherhood said on Monday that 35 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Mursi were shot dead by security forces.

“Mursi supporters were praying while the police and army fired live rounds and tear gas at them. This led to around 35 dead and the figure is likely to rise,” the Brotherhood said in a statement

Earlier, the Egyptian armed forces said “armed terrorists” had tried to storm the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, where the Brotherhood had been protesting, leaving one security officer dead.

An army source told Al Arabiya that Brotherhood supporters were firing at members of the Egyptian Republican Guard in Cairo
 

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