Thousands of Egyptians from all walks of life participated in a mass march on Friday dubbed " Youth are the pillar of the revolution " to call for the downfall of general Abdul Fatah el Sissi, Egypt ' s defense minister. The deomonstrators demanded the reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt ' s first freely elected leader.
The protest coincides with the return of students and other educational institutions for the beginning of a new academic year. Protesters chanted anti military slogans. They have accused the U - S of; not only, orchestrating what the protesters label as a blood coup; but also, of meddling in Egypt ' s internal affairs. On Thursday, Egyptian security forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters stormed a town called Kerdasa which is located on the outskirts of Cairo detaining dozens of local residents who are believed to be supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi ' s political party. Since the ouster of Egypt ' s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, the Arab world ' s most populous nation has become the scene of almost daily protests held by Morsi ' s supporters demanding his reinstatement. Despite the heavy handed security crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood supporters, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to denounce the country ' s military leadership and to call for an end to what the protesters label a heinous military coup.