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Muslim Brotherhood calls for million man march

Protest on 29 July seeks to address the group's perception of an 'attack on people's will' in the shape of the supra-constitutional principles

MENA, Wednesday 20 Jul 2011
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The Muslim Brotherhood has confirmed that it will call for and participate in a million man march, set to take place in Tahrir Square and all major centres of protest in Egypt, to address what they describe as a “circumventing of the will of the people and an aggression against the sovereignty of the people.”

In a press statement, the secretary-general of the Brotherhood Mahmoud Hussein stated that "the group is currently studying a million man demonstration on Friday after the next, along with a lot of political and popular forces in Tahrir Square and all the governorates of Egypt, so that everyone hears the rumbling voices of the people and receive their angry message, as a result of the aggression against the sovereignty of the people, and the attempted violations of their rights by a few who do not respect their will.”

Hussein further stated that this call comes as a response to what he described as "attempts by a number of groups to circumvent the will of the people by taking away their right which was reflected in the referendum in March and resulted in a roadmap and timetable for the procedures for transferring power from the military to civilian authority elected by the people ."

He added that their call for a mass protest comes as a result of the “attempts by some to impose certain articles they call "supra-constitutional" upon the foundational body of the constitution, disregarding the sovereignty of the people and their right to be granted their own constitution, drafted in accordance with the people’s free will which no one should detract from.

In Alexandria, the Salafist march that was planned for the same Friday has been postponed, in order to prepare for the newly proposed demonstration.

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