A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi poses with a paper mask of Morsi as he and others face Egyptian military soldiers near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday.
(Photo: Nasser Shiyoukhi, AP)
CAIRO (AP) - Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have increased the pressure today on the country's interim leadership.
They flooded into two protest camps, despite a warning that police would move against the sit-ins, which have been in place for six weeks.
That prompted police to postpone any action against the demonstrations, out of fears that there would be a "massacre."
The Islamist supporters of Morsi have rejected negotiations with the military-backed government.
And authorities are showing no signs of meeting key demands by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood to release top Islamists who have been detained and face criminal investigations.
A judge today ordered the deposed president to be held for 15 more days, pending investigations of charges that he conspired with Palestinian militants two years ago.
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