Thousands of pro-Mursi protesters stage Cairo march

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 16, 2013 7:44 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi marched from northeast Cairo on Friday towards downtown chanting "down with military rule" as the country braced for mass protests over a crackdown on Islamists.

Egypt's military has bolstered its presence in the capital in anticipation of clashes.

(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Janet Lawrence)