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Protests Are Largest Yet For Egypt

Morsi Under Investigation For Murder and Conspiracy

  • Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi shoot fireworks during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi shoot fireworks during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A man flashes a victory sign at an Egyptian military helicopter as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi,  pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A man flashes a victory sign at an Egyptian military helicopter as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi read the Quran during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. A poster with the photo of Morsi is seen top center. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi read the Quran during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. A poster with the photo of Morsi is seen top center. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

  • An Egyptian military helicopter flies over Egyptians protesting against the ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    An Egyptian military helicopter flies over Egyptians protesting against the ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • An Egyptian Army helicopter flies over thousands of supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    An Egyptian Army helicopter flies over thousands of supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds an umbrella to protect her from the sun during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds an umbrella to protect her from the sun during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend the Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend the Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

  • A man flashes victory signs at an Egyptian military helicopter as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A man flashes victory signs at an Egyptian military helicopter as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest by the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also rallying to demand the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest by the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also rallying to demand the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the victory sign while holding a banner with his mouth during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the victory sign while holding a banner with his mouth during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the army during a protest Cairo University, in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the army during a protest Cairo University, in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian Army during a protest near the University, in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian Army during a protest near the University, in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • An Egyptian military helicopter reflects on a glass window as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    An Egyptian military helicopter reflects on a glass window as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

  • Opponents of  Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans and carry a large national flag during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets, as tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters of Morsi held rival mass rallies Friday across Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans and carry a large national flag during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets, as tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters of Morsi held rival mass rallies Friday across Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi set off fireworks near a military helicopter lit up by protesters' laser pointers as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi set off fireworks near a military helicopter lit up by protesters' laser pointers as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • An Egyptian Army helicopter flies over thousands of supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    An Egyptian Army helicopter flies over thousands of supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • Supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A supporter of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi waves an Egyptian flag on a roof during a rally near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    A supporter of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi waves an Egyptian flag on a roof during a rally near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

  • Demonstrators wave Egyptian flags as military helicopter as they chant slogans during a protest against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi by the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets, as tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters of Morsi held rival mass rallies Friday across Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Demonstrators wave Egyptian flags as military helicopter as they chant slogans during a protest against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi by the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets, as tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters of Morsi held rival mass rallies Friday across Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

  • Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi shoot fireworks during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • A man flashes a victory sign at an Egyptian military helicopter as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi,  pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi read the Quran during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. A poster with the photo of Morsi is seen top center. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
  • An Egyptian military helicopter flies over Egyptians protesting against the ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • An Egyptian Army helicopter flies over thousands of supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds an umbrella to protect her from the sun during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend the Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
  • A man flashes victory signs at an Egyptian military helicopter as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest by the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also rallying to demand the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the victory sign while holding a banner with his mouth during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the army during a protest Cairo University, in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian Army during a protest near the University, in Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Egyptian prosecutors accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Friday of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and murder in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead. The development fueled the likelihood of clashes as tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader massed for rival rallies. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • An Egyptian military helicopter reflects on a glass window as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
  • Opponents of  Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans and carry a large national flag during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets, as tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters of Morsi held rival mass rallies Friday across Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Demonstrators against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi set off fireworks near a military helicopter lit up by protesters' laser pointers as it flies over the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • An Egyptian Army helicopter flies over thousands of supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • Supporters of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • A supporter of Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi waves an Egyptian flag on a roof during a rally near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
  • Demonstrators wave Egyptian flags as military helicopter as they chant slogans during a protest against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi by the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets, as tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters of Morsi held rival mass rallies Friday across Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Cairo — Called out by the army, the largest crowds in 21/2 years of upheaval filled Egypt’s streets Friday, while ousted President Mohammed Morsi was formally placed under investigation on a host of allegations including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Morsi’s supporters also showed no signs of backing down, though they turned out in vastly smaller numbers. The demonstrations in Cairo remained mostly peaceful into the night, but in the city of Alexandria seven people were killed and over 100 were injured, officials said.

Late Friday night in Cairo, police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Morsi supporters — a possible sign of a new intolerance for marches that block city streets.

The announcement by prosecutors of the investigation against Morsi, which is likely to pave the way to a formal indictment and eventually a trial, was the first word on his legal status since he was deposed by the military July 3. Since then, the Islamist leader has been held incommunicado in a secret location.

Both sides tried to show how much public support they enjoy. But the millions who turned out for the pro-army demonstrations overwhelmed the streets in multiple cities in Egypt, including some that rarely seen any rallies since the 2011 uprising.

Throngs of people turned out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in other cities, answering a call by army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who urged them to give him a mandate to stop “potential terrorism” by supporters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Portraits of the smiling el-Sissi in sunglasses dominated the crowd in Tahrir and one near the presidential palace across town. Posters with his picture were emblazoned with the words “the love of the people,” and demonstrators wore small photos of him around their necks or carried a picture of his face on an Egyptian one-pound note.

Security was heavy after el-Sissi vowed to protect the rallies from attacks by rivals. Tanks guarded one entrance to Tahrir and police were stationed at other parts.

“The army is here to protect the people. They don’t lie,” said Ezzat Fahmi, a 38-year-old in the crowd. He said el-Sissi called the rallies “so the entire world can see that the Egyptian people don’t want the Brotherhood anymore.”

El-Sissi’s plea came at a time when the political standoff with Morsi’s supporters showed no sign of resolution. It raised speculation that he may be planning a crackdown on the toppled president’s allies, who have held a sit-in outside the Rabaa al-Adawiyah Mosque in Cairo and near daily rallies elsewhere in the capital for three weeks.

The rallies have often turned violent, with more than 180 people killed this month. The Morsi supporters and opponents blame each other for the bloodshed, and people in both camps have been seen carrying weapons.

The unrest, as well as claims that Islamist groups are stockpiling weapons and escalating attacks against troops in the Sinai, were used by the country’s new military-backed rulers as a basis for demanding popular support.

The interim leader, Adly Mansour, told the private TV station al-Hayat that his government seeks to include everyone, but it will not accept lawlessness, blocked roads and attacks on state institutions. He urged the pro-Morsi protesters to go home, promising they won’t be pursued or arrested.