Infuriated Luxor residents protested against the appointment of the governor from the Gama'a Islamiyya whose group was behind the 1997 massacre where 58 tourists and 4 Egyptians were killed. They protested for days lighting fires and locking the governor's building.


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Luxor demonstrators set tires on fire in protest of President Mohamed Morsy's decision to appoint a governor from the Gama'a Islamiyya. The governor resigned but many Luxor residents say they will still protest on June 30th.

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As the sun sets, Angry Luxor residents gather in protest against the appointment of the governor from the Gama'a Islamiyya whose group was behind the 1997 massacre where 58 tourists and 4 Egyptians were killed.

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Muhamed Bakry is 59 years old and is the head of the Gama'a Islamiyya in four of Egypt's southern provinces and is the head of their Luxor Building and Construction party. "If the Gama'a Islamiyya was using violence we would have forced (Al Khayat) into the governors house with the power of the guns and we are capable of that."

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Thousands of protesters gathered in Egypt's Tahrir Square on June 28, 2013 calling for the resignation of President Mohamed Morsy.

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Supporters of President Mohamed Morsy gather in a square on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Cairo.

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On July 3, 2013, dried blood and a shot gun shell serve as a reminder of Tuesday's deadly clashes between pro-Mohamed Morsy supporters and anti-Morsy demonstrators in a Giza neighborhood.

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People in a Giza neighborhood are on edge on July 3, 2013, a day after deadly clashes left at least 18 dead and 200 injured between Mohamed Morsy supporters and protesters.

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Protesters gather outside the presidential palace on July 3, 2013, to hear a statement from the military about the “roadmap” for Egypt.

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Before the announcement of the "roadmap," on July 3, 2013, protesters gathered at Koba palace.

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Pro-Mohamed Morsy supporters on July 5, 2013, pray at a demonstration during friday prayer. They gather in Cairo in protest of Morsy being overthrown.

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Pro-Mohamed Morsy supporters protest on July 5, 2013 after friday prayer in protest after Mohamed Morsy was overhrown.

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Pro Mohamed Morsy supporters on July 5, 2013 protest in Cairo to "defend legitimacy."

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A little boy holds an Egyptian flag at an anti Mohamed Morsy demonstration. On July 7, 2013. Protesters gather at the presidential palace protesting against the Muslim brotherhood four days after Morsy was overthrown.

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Four days after Mohamed Morsy was overthrown on July 7, 2013, the opposition contnues to protest at the presidential palace against the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Hours after 51 Pro Morsy supporters were killed and dozens injured in a brutal attack during prayer on July 8, 2013, dry blood and clothing stained with blood can be seen at the Raba"a Adawiya.

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Hours after 51 pro- Morsy supporters were killed and dozens injured in a brutal attack on July 8, 2013, a protester passes out during a tense stand off between military and Pro Morsy supporters.

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A day after a massacre that killed 51 people and left hundreds injured. On July 9, 2013, pro- Morsy supporters continue to gather at Raba"a Adawiya.

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A day after a massacre that killed 51 people and left hundreds injured. On July 9, 2013, pro- Morsy supporters continue to gather at Raba"a Adawiya.

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Pro Morsy supporters continue to protest on July 12, 2013 at Raba'a Adawiya. Emotions quite high, thousands of supporters "to demand his reinstatement."

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Nine days after Mohamed Morsy was overthrown. On July 12, 2013, supporters still gather at Raba'a Adawiya. A boy waves the Egyptian flag as military are positioned behind.

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The day before Friday's demonstration on July 18, 2013 at Raba'a al-adawiya protesters lounge around before Iftar.

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During Friday protests on July 19, 2013, pro-Morsy supporters marched on the streets while some took a moment to rest.

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At Raba'a al-adawiya protesters show their support by continuing their sit in. On July 19, 2013 pro- Morsy supporters praying a few hours before Iftar.

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Pro Mohamed Morsy supporters on July 24, 2013 continue to gather at Raba'a al Adawiya.

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As the sun rises on July 26, 2013, supporters of Morsy sleeping at Raba'a Al-adawiya. Pro Morsy supporters getting ready for mass demonstrations later in the day. This comes two days after General Sisi asking Egyptians to take to the streets on Friday to support the military in their fight against "terrorism."

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Pro Morsy supporters getting ready for mass demonstrations on July 26, 2013. This comes two days after General Sisi asking Egyptians to take to the streets on Friday to support the military in their fight against "terrorism" A young man at Raba'a Al-adawiya sits on sandbags guarding one of many entrances while the sun rises.

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Thousands gathered on July 26, 2013 at the the presidential palace to support the support the military to fight against "terrorism." Helicopters flew throughout the day as anti Morsy supporters yelled with excitement.

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Thousands gathered on July 26, 2013 at the the presidential palace to support the military to fight against "terrorism." Helicopters flew throughout the day as anti Morsy supporters yelled with excitement.

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Thousands gathered at the the presidential palace on July 26, 2013 to support the military to fight against "terrorism." Helicopters flew throughout the day as anti Morsy supporters yelled with excitement.

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Early morning on July 27, 2013 scores of Pro Morsy supporters were killed and hundreds injured by security forces at Raba'a al Adawiya. An injured young man taken to a makeshift hospital at Raba'a.

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Early morning on July 27, 2013, scores were killed by security forces at Raba'a al Adawiya. An injured pro Morsy supporter taken to a makeshift hospital for treatment.

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Early morning on July 27, 2013 scores were killed and hundreds injured by security forces at Raba'a al Adawiya. Later that day Pro Morsy supporters continue their sit in despite attacks in recent weeks.

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Early morning on July 27, 2013 scores were killed and hundreds injured by security forces at Raba'a al Adawiya. Later that day Pro Morsy supporters continue their sit-in despite attacks in recent weeks.

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Early morning on July 27, 2013 scores were killed by security forces at Raba'a al Adawiya. Pro Morsy supporters continue their sit in.

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Early morning on July 27, 2013, scores of Pro Morsy supporters were killed and hundreds injured by security forces at Raba'a al Adawiya. A memorial for a Pro Morsy supporter who was killed.

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On July 28, 2013, a day after scores were killed at Raba'a al Adawiya, a little boy at Nahda at another Pro Morsi sit-in, in a neighbourhood in Cairo

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Nahda sit-in on August 13, 2013 (one of two sit-ins in Cairo) a day before security forces cleared Raba'a and Nahda sit-ins, leaving hundreds dead. 

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Nahda sit-in on August 13, 2013 (one of two sit-ins in Cairo) a day before security forces cleared Raba'a and Nahda sit-ins, leaving hundreds dead.

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Anti-coup protesters on August 30, 2013, marched in Mohandiseen (a neighbourhood in Cairo) after Friday prayer.

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