Egypt: Brotherhood to defend revolution in new protests

Ahead of Anti-Morsi demonstation planned for June 30

21 June, 10:33

    Protest against Egyptian government on Tahrir Square in Cairo (archive) Protest against Egyptian government on Tahrir Square in Cairo (archive)

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and several Salafite organisations will hold protests on Friday 21 with the slogan "let's protect the revolution - no to violence" ahead of the anti-Morsi demonstations planned for June 30.

    The main Salafite party el Nour will not take part "given the state of division in the country".

    "Let's avoid violence" the party said in a statement in which it said it supported power through democracy not through demonstrations or gathering signatures.

    Meanwhile US Ambassador Anne Paterson has provoked widespread criticism after a meeting at the Ibn Khaldun centre where she said the US supported "Egypt, its people and its government" in a bid to distance herself from the "action on the street".

    "Unacceptable interference" was how Heba Yassin, spokesman for the popular movement of Hamdine Sabbahi, leader of the opposition National Salvation Front described her comments.

    (ANSAmed).

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