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Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is calling for protests

Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood is calling on people to protest against what it calls a “coup” by the ruling generals, as the country awaits the publication of official results from the weekend’s presidential election.

Muslim Brotherhood LogoThe Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), has granted itself a number of sweeping powers, including control of the budget and the army. It repeated on Monday its pledge to hand over authority to a civilian government by the end of the month.

Mohammed al-Assar, one of the generals, said during a lengthy press conference in Cairo that there would be a “grand ceremony” to mark the transition.

“We’ll never tire or be bored from assuring everyone that we will hand over power before the end of June,” he said.

According to a decree issued on Sunday night, SCAF will retain authority over the budget and the legislative process until a new parliament is elected.

Dr. Mahmoud Ghozlan assured that  the organization will take part in Tuesday’s million-man march to  support the demands of the revolution and the revolutionaries.
In a statement to Ikhwanweb, he said: “First and foremost amongst the  demands of this demonstration are re-trials for the old regime and its  cronies, with proper, strong evidence”.
Public anger flared in the famous Tahrir Square and spread quickly to  other liberation squares in governorates across Egypt with marches and  protests condemning the court rulings acquitting ousted despot Mubarak’s  sons and his Interior Minister Habib Al-Adli’s aides and the  ludicrously soft sentences against Mubarak and Adli themselves.

 

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