Anti-Morsi rallies held across Egypt

  • Millions gathered across Egypt on Sunday urging for the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi and early presidential elections.

    Protestors packed in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the site of the demonstrations that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, along with outside the main presidential palace.

    The protests coincide with the first anniversary of Morsi's election as Egypt’s first Islamist president.

    His critics say he has placed the agenda of his Muslim Brotherhood party ahead of wider problems such as the economy and security.

    Opposition activists claim more than 22 million people have signed a petition calling for an early election.

    The grassroots Tamarod (Rebellion) movement is behind the petition which has brought together groups from across the political spectrum.

    Protestors also gathered in Alexandria, Egypt's second biggest city, as well as the Suez Canal city of Port Said.

    Rallies were also held in Sharqiya, the birthplace of Morsi.

    Supporters of Morsi also staged their own rallies across the country.

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