July 6, 2013 9:50 AM
Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, held talks with the army chief and interior minister following an outburst of violence between supporters and opponents of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi that killed at least 36 people across the country and deepened the battle lines in the divided nation. Tens of thousands of Islamists streamed across a Nile River bridge toward Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, threatening a showdown moments after the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood defiantly spoke, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and an end military rule. "Morsi is my president and your president and the president of all Egyptians," proclaimed Brotherhood General Counsel Mohammed Badie. "God make Morsi victorious and bring him back to the palace. We are his soldiers we defend him with our lives." The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to restore ousted President Mohammed Morsi to office, saying Egyptians will not accept "military rule" for another day.