Mursi supporters vent anger at army statement

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 03, 2013 3:57 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi who have gathered in a Cairo suburb reacted angrily to an announcement by the army that it had suspended the constitution and appointed a new, interim head of state.

Some broke up paving stones, forming piles of rocks. Muslim Brotherhood security guards in hard hats and holding sticks formed a cordon around the encampment, close to a mosque. Men and women wept and chanted.

Denouncing military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, some shouted: "Sisi is void! Islam is coming! We will not leave!"

(Reporting by Seham El-Oraby; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)