Muslim Brotherhood Planning "Friday of Martyrs" Protests

Egyptian police and troops prepared to disrupt the demonstrations


(Reuters)—Egyptian troops and police stood ready in Cairo to foil Muslim Brotherhood plans for "Friday of Martyrs" protests against the army's bloody crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

The Brotherhood, hounded by Egypt's new army-backed rulers, has called for marches from 28 mosques after midday prayers in Cairo, testing the resilience of its battered support base.