Saturday, August 24, 2013
Nigerians Rally To Support Egypt's Deposed Morsi
Muslim protesters chant pro-Morsi slogans from a podium on August 24, 2013 in the premises of Sheikh Ahmad Tijani Mosque in Nothern Nigeria's largest city of Kano during a demonstration to denounce the military crackdown on pro Morsi supporters from Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, calling for his reinstatement. AFP Image
KANO, Nigeria (AP) Thousands of Nigerians have rallied in support of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi and calling for his military deposers to be tried.
The Movement for Islamic Survival organized the rally in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Saturday. It was addressed by Islamic scholars and human rights activists.
Movement leader Shaykh Abubakar Mujahid told the crowd of 5,000 the killings had to stop, and that he thought the coup leaders should be brought before the International Criminal Court.
Egypt has been rocked by unrest since a popularly supported July 3 coup that toppled the democratically elected Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. This week has been one of the country's bloodiest in which more than 1,000 people died.