Pro-Morsi Demonstrators Gather After Day of Deadly Protests

Mideast Egypt

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi took to the streets in large numbers again Saturday following a day of violent clashes that left 36 dead and more than 1,000 injured, NBC News reported. “God is great. He can crush every traitor and every treacherous tyrant. The people of Egypt will protect the Revolution, and will continue to demand their rights," Muslim Brotherhood’s leader Mohamed Badie said in a statement. Though leaders for both sides called for peaceful protests, there are fears the conflict could become increasingly bloody. A new Islamist militant group calling itself Ansar al-Shariah in Egypt announced its formation and said that it would gather arms and start training its members. Meantime, Senator John McCain said the U.S. should no longer send military aid to Egypt after the Morsi’s overthrow. Secretary of State John Kerry approved $1.3 billion designated for yearly U.S. military aid to Egypt just two months ago, however, U.S. law prohibits financial assistance to countries in which elected heads of state are removed in a military coup.

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