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  • » 07/05/2013, 00.00

    EGYPT

    Egypt: Army gives go ahead to Muslim Brotherhood's peaceful demonstrations



    Announcement comes ahead of pro-Morsi protests scheduled for this afternoon, after Friday prayers. The military and the new government headed by Adli Mansour call population to calm and reconciliation. Unknown persons attack a checkpoint near the Rafah crossing (Sinai).

    Cairo (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) has announced that it will ensure "peaceful demonstrations" and invited the Muslim Brotherhood to reconciliation in view of the large pro-Morsi demonstration, scheduled for this afternoon after Friday prayers.


    In a statement, the army and the new government headed by Adli Mansour called on the population and the same police not to "use exceptional security measures against political parties." Yesterday, authorities arrested more than 300 members of the Brotherhood, including the spiritual leader of the Islamist movement, Mohammed Badie, and placed former President Mohamed Morsi under arrest. They are accused of inciting violent revolt against the Egyptian people.

    Meanwhile, unknown assailants attacked some roadblocks near the Rafah crossing on the border with the Gaza Strip. It is still unclear if the attacks are related to the removal of President Morsi and the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. A soldier was killed in the armed clashes.

     

     

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