In one of the bloodiest events in Egypt’s recent history hundreds were killed when security forces broke up a sit-in at Cairo’s Rabaa Square in support of Mursi in August 2013. He was removed from office after mass protests against his rule.
After speeding through a legislative process that typically takes months, the law was passed by a show of hands in parliament with an overwhelming majority of attending lawmakers raising their hands in support. A Reuters reporter counted eight MPs voting against it.
Reporting by Cairo bureau; Editing by Toby Chopra and John Stonestreet.