Egypt: Morsi opponents call public into streets

CAIRO (AP) — An umbrella group of opponents of Egypt’s ousted president has called the public to join rallies immediately to counter a “malicious plot” by the Muslim Brotherhood, heightening an already raging confrontation in the streets.

The National Salvation Front and youth groups said in a statement late Friday that the Brotherhood has marched into the streets and targeted strategic areas in Cairo “to portray a false image” to the world that they have popular backing and to spark foreign intervention.

They called on the public “to defend popular legitimacy,” saying the army can “end this conspiracy” with the help of the people.

Clashes erupted in Cairo and elsewhere Friday night as Morsi backers attacked opponents and government offices.

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