Egypt troops fire on pro-Morsi protesters, 1 dead

Associated Press
A man lies dead after being shot by Egyptian troops in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. Egyptian troops opened fire on mostly Islamist protesters marching on a Republican Guard headquarters Friday to demand the restoration of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, killing at least one. The shooting came as tens of thousands of his supporters chanting "down with military rule" rallied around the country. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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CAIRO (AP) — The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, released from detention, is delivering a speech at the main rally in support of the ousted president, vowing to "gain our rights."

Mohammed Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide, had been taken into custody by security forces soon after the military ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood.

Moments before Badie appeared on stage Friday, the Brotherhood's political party said in a Facebook post that he had been released from custody.

"Free revolutionaries, we will continue the path," he led the crowd of tens of thousands in a chant.

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