Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls for a week of protests

CAIRO Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:50pm EDT

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group called on Friday for a week of daily nationwide protests after thousands of its supporters rallied in different cities to denounce a violent crackdown on their followers this week.

"We call on the Egyptian people and national forces to protest daily until the coup ends," the Islamist group said in a statement in reference to the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last month.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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mtaha wrote:
I am an Egyptian totally against the military intervention into political life as well as the approach adopted by the security forces to disperse demonstrators. But I am as well against the Brotherhood calls for protests. Having successfully depicted Brotherhood as terrorists, the government enjoys wide support here in Egypt. Calling for protests will serve only to further the polarization in Egypt. I do not think that the protests will bring the military-installed government down. It will only serve to stage more bloodbaths which, in turn, will drive Egypt into a dreadful destination. May God guide all Egyptians to a way out of this crisis.

Aug 16, 2013 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MrLB wrote:
And they wonder why there is bloodshed. Why continue to protest and get people killed? The point has been made. The change in leadership will happen no matter what. Even if thousands die in the process, change will happen. I guess they will get what they want, more people getting hurt.

Aug 16, 2013 4:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
The ones calling for the protest, will be watching from a distance, but giving moral support.

Aug 16, 2013 4:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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