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Mohamed Morsi's Trial Has Been Adjourned Until January

The trial of former Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi has been delayed after he told the judge he rejected the trial. The proceedings were also interrupted by the 15 defendants chanting that the trial was illegitimate.

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A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and interior ministry outside the venue of Morsi's trial.

Updated – Nov. 4, 7:02 a.m., ET

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood has been adjourned until Jan. 8, 2014.

The trial started two hours late on Monday morning, and was quickly adjourned. It's been reported that interruption was caused by Morsi refusing to put on a prison uniform and the defendants chanting that the trial was not legitimate. Egyptian officials have said that Morsi told the judge that he was the "legitimate president" and that he rejected the trial.

Morsi and the other defendants have been charged with inciting violence and causing the deaths of protestors. If he is found guilty, Egypt's first democratically elected president could face a life sentence or even the death penalty.

Sky News reports that 20,000 police officers have been deployed to maintain order during the trial and that hundreds of Morsi supporters have gathered outside the trial venue to show their support.

Reports are conflicted as to where Morsi is currently being held:

Egypt's ousted President Morsi sent to Tora prison south of Cairo where former President Mubarak had been held http://t.co/giv8QWd43P

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Egypt's ousted President Morsi sent to Tora prison south of Cairo where former President Mubarak had been held http://t.co/giv8QWd43P

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Update: conflicting reports on Morsi prison destination with some security sources saying jail in Alexandria http://t.co/1iqbAbKZX8

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Update: conflicting reports on Morsi prison destination with some security sources saying jail in Alexandria http://t.co/1iqbAbKZX8

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Before the trial was adjourned, many gathered outside the trial venue, including journalists and supporters of Morsi:

Journos surround the few pro-Mursi protesters who have made it to the police academy for Mursitrial

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Journos surround the few pro-Mursi protesters who have made it to the police academy for Mursitrial

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Protesters outside Morsi trial.

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Some have reported journalists being attacked by pro-Morsi protestors:

Shattered glass outside Mursi trial after pro-Mursi protesters attack so called pro-coup journalists and their car. Journos beaten badly.

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Shattered glass outside Mursi trial after pro-Mursi protesters attack so called pro-coup journalists and their car. Journos beaten badly.

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While others saw the trial as an opportunity to make some money:

Capitalizing on situation in #Egypt: Man selling both #Morsi and #Sissi merchandise outside court during #MursiTrial

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Capitalizing on situation in #Egypt: Man selling both #Morsi and #Sissi merchandise outside court during #MursiTrial

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Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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