Egyptian Islamists call for daily protests before Mursi trial

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi called on Thursday for daily protests in the four days before his trial on November 4, raising the prospect of more violence in a crisis that has already cost hundreds of lives. Mursi, who was ousted by the army on July 3 after mass demonstrations against his rule, is due to appear in court on Monday along with 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood figures on charges of inciting violence. The trial could further inflame tensions between the Brotherhood and the army-backed interim government of the most populous Arab state. "The Alliance calls on all proud, free Egyptians to gather in the squares in protest against these trials ... starting on Friday," the Brotherhood and its allies said in a statement.