CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have expanded their vigils in Cairo, starting a third near the capital's international airport. That's in defiance of threats from authorities to break-up their sit-ins.
The new vigil started Friday in the eastern Cairo neighborhood of Heliopolis, close to the airport. Protester Hani el-Shafei said thousands of supporters already set up tents and blocked traffic. He said a military helicopter flew over the new sit-in.
On the other side of town, an official said security forces lobbed tear gas canisters at pro-Morsi supporters who tried to storm a complex housing most of Egypt's private television stations.
The expanding protests follow threats from authorities that they would besieged and break up pro-Morsi vigils, describing them a "threat to national security."