Making their case in their favored way: with blood. “Brotherhood supporters march on Cairo; 51 dead,” from Reuters, October 7 (thanks to Kenneth):
CAIRO “” Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo and other cities Sunday to call for the downfall of the army chief who ousted him, but were pushed back by riot police, security forces said.
Clashes broke out between followers of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptians who support the military and Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a reminder that tensions remain deep three months after the army takeover of the Arab world’s most populous country.
At least 51 people were killed in the clashes and more than 100 were wounded, security forces and the state news agency MENA quoted the health ministry as saying.
Egyptian authorities had warned Saturday that anyone who protested against the army during ceremonies marking an attack on Israeli forces during the 1973 war would be regarded as an agent of foreign powers, not an activist.
Protesters chanted “The coup is terrorism” and “Sisi is a killer.” The Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, said it holds Sisi and the Interior Ministry responsible for Sunday’s deaths.
“We call on all human rights organizations to condemn the crimes committed today. We call for an international investigation into the crimes of today,” it said in a statement.
Cairo’s Dokki district was littered with rocks and thick with tear gas. Security forces fired in the air in the capital and Egypt’s second city Alexandria, witnesses said.
Thousands of members of the Brotherhood, which was recently banned, reached within five city blocks of Tahrir Square “” the rallying point for protestors during the revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011….