Monday, 1 July 2013

Egyptian Army: ... You've Got 48 hrs to Fix It!

Published on Jul 1, 2013

In a statement read on state television, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi described the mass protests on Sunday, which brought out millions of Egyptians calling for Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's resignation, as "glorious".
Al-Sisi said the military should "not be a party in politics or rule," but that it has a responsibility to act because Egypt's national security is facing a "grave danger". The declaration was met with delight on the streets of Cairo, where protesters cheered, beeped their car horns and waved flags.
The statement came as five Egyptian ministers were reportedly considering resigning their posts over the unrest and joining the mass protests. The Tamarod [which means "rebellion" in Arabic and is the grassroots campaign that called for Sunday's protests] opposition has given President Morsi until Tuesday to stand down, threatening "a complete civil disobedience campaign" if he refuses. Sunday's protests saw at least six people killed.
07/01/2013 - By Kathryn STAPLEY reporting from Cairo
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