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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Egypt’s Islamists are calling for the new protests started on Friday

Egypt's Islamist protests
(Image: Cyprus-Mail)
Egypt’s Islamist umbrella group Alliance to Support Legitimacy demanding the reinstatement of Mohamed Morsy as Egypt’s President calls for the new protests to start on Friday, 25 October, and to last during at least one week.

The protests planned by the Islamist group and supporters of the ousted President are inspired by the resistance of Suez soldiers and residents to Israeli occupation in 1973 during the war. Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and of the Islamist Alliance accuse the current interim President and transitional government of being loyal to Israel and its interests and to “ideas of Zionism”. They also claim Mohamed Morsy, Islamist backed President, was ousted due to his stance on the Palestinian issue and his support of the Palestinian case.

Alliance to Support Legitimacy has issued an official statement on their website declaring their plans to organize massive protests and marches in Cairo and all over Egypt to start on Friday and to continue during at least one week. In addition to that protests are also planned for 4 November to be held in Egypt and abroad as well in front of the Egyptian embassies and consulates.

Islamist Alliance has also strongly condemned the recent violence sparked on Sinai Peninsula and accused military and security forces of terrorizing local residents claiming they take the measures in the framework of the fight against terrorism in the region.

Meanwhile Egyptian authorities have officially shortened the curfew imposed in Egyptian cities since 14 August after pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo’s Nasr City Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Giza’a Nahda Square were forcibly and violently dispersed by security forces and the wave of violence and terror sparked nationwide with the numerous clashes. Curfew is currently reduced. It will start at 1 a.m. and last till 5 a.m. except of Friday when the curfew will start at 7 p.m. in order to prevent massive protests and marches and sit-ins as Friday is the most popular day for demonstrations in Egypt.