Update: Hundreds of anti-Brotherhood demonstrators continue sit-in

Hundreds of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters crowded an overpass near the presidential palace on Saturday evening, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. In late evening, numbers continued to grow.

The protest had mostly dissolved after security forces cordoned off the area in front of the presidential palace and surrounding streets earlier in the day. Protesters on the overpass called for an end to the "Brotherhood State." 

MENA reported earlier Saturday that dozens of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters were continuing their sit-in in tents in Marghani Street in Heliopolis, a few meters from the presidential palace.

The protesters called for the dissolution of the Brotherhood and the banning of its members from executive and decision-making positions.

Security forces closed the streets leading to the presidential palace with barbed wire and iron barricades.

Earlier, hundreds of demonstrators had left the area around the presidential palace in Heliopolis, Cairo, despite calls for an open-ended sit-in until the demands of demonstrators against the Muslim Brotherhood are met.

Former MP Mohamed Abou Hamed stood on of the main podium, inviting protesters to participate in the sit-in until the Muslim Brotherhood is dissolved and removed from authority.

Scattered tents were erected across the top of the Oroba tunnel in Merghani Street, while security forces continued to close the streets leading to the palace and cordoned off the streets with iron barriers and barbed wire. The army also closed off a road leading to the Defense Ministry, where protesters and troops clashed earlier this year.

On the other hand, ambulances continued to move in the vicinity of the demonstrations. Traffic on the vital Salah Salem Street also saw a relative breakthrough after hours of complete deadlock

On Friday, thousands of Egyptians protested against Morsy, seeking to challenge the Islamist president and his Muslim Brotherhood on the street in the first test of his overall popularity less than two months into his rule.

Edited translation from MENA

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