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Strong Egypt Party warns of 'second Camel Battle' Saturday

Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh's party calls on Muslim Brotherhood to call off planned Saturday rallies in support of President Morsi, warns of possible repeat of last year's notorious 'Battle of Camel'

Ahram Online , Thursday 29 Nov 2012
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The Strong Egypt Party, founded by former moderate-Islamist presidential contender Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, has called on President Mohamed Morsi and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday to "listen to the voice of reason and avoid the danger of more bloodshed."

In a Thursday statement, the party blamed Morsi for the recent polarisation of Egypt's political scene, slamming plans by Islamist parties and groups to stage rallies on Saturday in support of the president and his contentious constitutional declaration.

"We greatly condemn the decision by the Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to take to the streets in Tahrir Square, where opposition forces have been holding a sit-in for almost a week," the statement read.

The statement went on to assert that the Brotherhood's "reckless" actions represented an "assault on Egyptians' right to peaceful protest."

The party further warned that Saturday's planned protests could turn into a second 'Battle of the Camel,' in reference to 2 February 2011, when Mubarak loyalists converged on Cairo's Tahrir Square where they viciously attacked anti-regime demonstrators.  

"Opposition to the constitutional declaration has been turned [by Islamist groups] into an issue of good vs. evil," the statement concluded. "This is a very dangerous act; they're playing with fire."

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29-11-2012 07:07pm
Tahir square
Tahir square belong to all Egyptian MB have same rights as other to hold rally in tahir square , the opposition is acting mubarak my way or highway, MB kept away from demonstration just to avoid innocent lives get killed, but i guess the opposition does not care abt live it suits them if people are killed so they can come into power
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