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Stop the repression, Egyptian anti-coup protesters say
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Egypt99(32).jpgDozens of anti-coup demonstrations were held across Egypt on Friday, with protesters calling for an end to the campaign of repression the military has waged since they ousted democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
In southern Cairo, a protest was held in the Maadi district, calling for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to step down and the restoration of democracy, the Middle East Monitor reported. 
In Al-Waraq neighborhood in Giza governorate, residents held an anti-coup demonstration in which they condemned the brutal practices of the security apparatus against coup opponents.
In Sharqeya, protests were held in several neighborhoods, calling for "the prosecution of coup leaders" and "retribution for all the victims" of Rabaa and other massacres.
In Port Said, protesters called for the release of all political prisoners, and condemned the "unfair trials" of coup opponents.
A total of 51 Morsi supporters were arrested during the protests, according to a statement by the interior ministry. 
Aswat Masriya website reported that a high ranking police officer, Khaled Mohamed, was injured by pellet shots to his face while dispersing a protest rally in Giza.
The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, a pro-Morsi coalition, has called on supporters to continue protesting in preparation for what they call the "uprising of 3 July 2014."
The group stated that their aim is to "regain the 25 January Revolution" that has been "stolen by the military" since the ouster of Morsi on 3 July last year.

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak released
Meanwhile, an Egyptian court decided Friday to release the two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak pending further investigations on graft charges, the state-owned MENA reported.
The Cairo Criminal Court, led by judge Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, decided to release Alaa and Gamal Mubarak with EGP 1 million bail each, pending investigations carried out by the illicit Gains Authority.
The two Mubaraks are accused of using their father's influence to acquire a massive fortune that is not proportionate with their pay, in what constitutes illicit gain.

Teenager killed in Cairo suburb bombing 
In another development, two bombs exploded Saturday in a Cairo suburb killing a teenager and wounding a woman, officials said, the latest in a string of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.
The makeshift bombs were planted in a telecommunications building still under construction in the October 6 suburb and set off by a mobile telephone at around 9:00 am (0700 GMT), a police investigator at the blast site told AFP.
"An 18-year-old girl has been killed and a woman has been wounded," said senior health official Ahmed al-Ansari.
Residents said the blast was powerful and shook windows of nearby buildings.
Security officials said the teenager was the watchman's daughter.
Saturday's blast comes after five makeshift bombs exploded at four Cairo metro stations on Wednesday, while a sixth one blew up at a courthouse. Six people were wounded in those blasts.

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