Dozens of people rallied outside the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv Wednesday afternoon against a crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Cairo that left over a hundred people dead.
The protest, organized by the Islamic Movement in Israel, was not allowed by police to take place directly outside the embassy in the center of Tel Aviv, and was instead held at nearby Basel Square, Ynet News reported.
The protesters held signs and chanted slogans in support of deposed president Mohammed Morsi and against the Egyptian military.
Attending the demonstration was MK Ibrahim Sarsur (Ra’am-Taal), who said that the protest was called in order to “condemn the attacks of the army” and the “military coup in Egypt.”
The army was committing “a bloodbath” against “civilized and peaceful” protesters in Egypt, Sarsur said, referring to the Muslim Brotherhood encampments which were violently cleared out on Wednesday.
He urged “the entire democratic world to stand behind the Egyptian people struggling to restore democracy in Egypt and destroy the Egyptian military dictatorship.”