Expression of Islamists in Egypt to "protect the revolution"

Expression of Islamists in Egypt to "protect the revolution"

Cairo : Egypt | Apr 13, 2012 at 7:23 AM PDT
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Hundreds of Egyptian Islamists protesting Friday, April 13 to "protect the revolution", demanding that those responsible for the Mubarak era are not allowed to run in presidential elections scheduled for 23 and 24 May

Gathered on the iconic Tahrir Square, symbol of the "revolution" that forced former President Hosni Mubarak to resign, the protesters shouted "No to the remains of the old regime". "We do not want to Omar Suleiman ! "they chanted, referring to the former intelligence chief who made a comeback on stage policy by announcing his candidacy for president.


"The people want to drop the military! "they also shouted. The arm ed, in power since the departure of Mubarak February 11, 2011, is accused of supporting the candidacy of Mr. Suleiman. The military council has defended ensuring "not supporting any candidate. " The last head of government of Mubarak, Ahmad Shafiq, and the former head of the Arab League Amr Moussa, long time foreign minister of the deposed president, are also candidates for the presidency.

The candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Khairat Chater , denounced the return of Mr. Suleiman, calling it an attempt to "steal the revolution" and threatening to get his supporters into the street. Friday's demonstration was organized at the call of the Muslim Brotherhood, the first political force, and Salafist groups. It came a day after approval by Parliament of an amendment to a bill to prohibit the pillars of the Mubarak era to be candidates for election to positions of high responsibility, a text that must still be approved by the army.

Although opposed to the return on the political figures of the Mubarak era, liberal and secular groups do not participate in the demonstration on Friday. They called for a rally April 20 to protest what they describe as monopolize political life by Islamists since the revolt.

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A supporter of Egypt's former President Mubarak shouts slogans in Cairo
A supporter of Egypt's former President Mubarak shouts slogans in Cairo
Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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