Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Updates - Egypt, July 26, 2013** Millions of Egyptians protested... News PhotoAbdel Fattah el-Sisi,Armed Forces,Cairo,Conflict,Egypt,Giving,Horizontal,Middle East,People,Police Force,Protest,Terrorism,ViolencePhotographer Mahmoud Gamal El-DinCollection: Moment © 2013 Mahmoud Gamal El-Din. All rights reserved.[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Updates - Egypt, July 26, 2013** Millions of Egyptians protested across Egypt, even before they broke their fast, after General Abd El Fattah El Sisi, Minister of Defense called for people to give a mandate to the Police and Armed Forces to fight terrorism and violence. The call was met with great support from the secular-political front on the same day. The popular support came after the Muslim Brotherhood and Former President, Mohamed Morsi's supporters have been cutting main streets across Cairo, killing many in different cities in the country, found torturing people to death in Rabaa sit-in, and making terrorist attacks in Sinai for a month. The protests that started at midday turned in a celebratory carnival after sunset amid great presence of police and armed forces, especially in the entrances of Tahrir Square and the vicinity of the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, to secure the protesters. On the other hand, MB and Morsi supporters marched peacefully in tens of thousands across the country in what they called "The Day of Discernment", army helicopters threw Egyptian flags at them. Yet violence still erupted in Alexandria and Damietta between both sides, while in Shubra, Cairo sectarian violence also took place. In an unusual reaction since June 30, the police have tried to disperse the clashes in Alexandria that left many dead and more than 140 injured. Birdshot and live ammunition as well as rocks and knives were used by both sides. A short while later the police and army were nowhere to be found and left the people again to confront each other. Rage also increased on the Islamist front after news that Morsi was arrested and will be taken to Tora prison have been confirmed. The ousted president is held over allegations of planning with Hamas to attack jails during January 25 Revolution and is to be kept in prison for questioning for the next 15 days.