At least three women were killed in Mansoura when a protest in support of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was attacked by “thugs” tonight. Dozens of people were also reportedly injured by shotgun and knife wounds.
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia exclaims:
oh Shit a 37 years woman and 13 years old girl from Pro Morsi supporters were killed in #Mansoura
— Zeinobia (@Zeinobia) July 19, 2013
And @egyrevolution12 adds [ar]:
— الثورة مستمرة (@egyrevolution12) July 19, 2013
The Ikhwan protests in Mansoura start after prayers and half of it is usually women. Complete families/ Attacking them cannot be excused.
Ibrahim Elgarhi is shocked at those who excuse the murder of women. He writes:
يللا نبيع مبادئنا ونسكت على قتل النساء.. يللا نخالف ضميرنا ونقول ايه اللي وداهم هناك
— إبراهيم الجارحي (@Ibrahim_Elgarhi) July 20, 2013
Let's sell our values and keep quiet over the murder of women. Let's go against our conscience and say what took them (the women) there (to the protest).
On June 30, Egyptians took to the streets to demand that president Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood (MB) candidate, steps down. On July 3, Morsi's one-year reign was cut short and an interim government now runs Egypt. Morsi's supporters have since been staging protests calling for his return to power.