Cairo - Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted
president have rallied near the presidential palace as authorities deployed
extra police officers and soldiers for the first weekend in months without a
Planned protests by supporters of toppled leader Mohammed
Morsi largely fizzled on Friday.
Locals chased away one protest in Egypt's second largest
city of Alexandria.
Morsi supporters also marched by the presidential palace
This Friday marks the first weekend since the end of
emergency rule in the country, following an 14 August security force crackdown
on camps of Morsi supporters in Cairo killed more than 600 people and sparked
days of unrest.
A curfew over much of the country ended with it.
The military overthrew Morsi and his Muslim
Brotherhood-backed government in a popularly supported coup 3 July.