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Brotherhood figure: Less than 2000 outside Egypt's presidential palace
Secretary-general of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says number of demonstrators outside presidential palace for Tuesday rally against draft constitution doesn't exceed 2000
Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Dec 2012
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Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussein on Tuesday evening stated that the number of protesters currently outside Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo were less than 2000, contradicting reports from eyewitnesses present at the scene.

Speaking to Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website, Hussein described protesters outside the palace as "a small group with no political weight whose numbers don't exceed 2000."

Protesters rallied to the presidential palace on Tuesday to voice opposition to President Mohamed Morsi's 22 November constitutional declaration and subsequent decision to put Egypt's recently-finalised draft constitution to a popular vote in mid-December.

Ahram Online reporters on the scene, however, report "hundreds of thousands" of demonstrators outside the presidential palace.

Morsi's constitutional declaration is viewed by much of Egypt's political opposition as giving the president dictatorial powers. The draft constitution, meanwhile, was drawn up by a Constituent Assembly seen by non-Islamist movements and some independent groups as having been dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties.

Hussein stressed that all Egyptians enjoyed the right to peaceful protest, but asserted that certain elements of the opposition were insistent on using violent means – including attacks on security forces – to express their opinions.





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sam keene
05-12-2012 09:50am
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Typo in the title
I believe they figured it was 200. The typist must of had itchy fingers and added an extra 0.
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s m hasan imam
04-12-2012 10:52pm
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mohammed morsi's comparison with firoun not justifiable at all..........
firstly mohammed morsi is undoubtedly a practicing muslim and firoun was a hardcore nonbeliever,therefore those who have found any similarity between the two will definitely be answerable before Allah.secondly,Mohammed Morsi is an elected president of Egypt,Therefore he has every right to move according to his voter's wishes in a democratic set up.opposing folks should keep one thing in mind that enemies of your revolution and Arab spring must not be given a golden chance to penetrate in your ranks just to convert your country into another Algeria...wakeup!
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Bill
04-12-2012 09:31pm
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Despots listen to those whom they trust. Leaders listen specially to whom they don't trust.
Morsi and his cronies had a brilliantly executed plan that may still work, but I'm thinking it more likely not. Shame he committed the one treasonous act that might result in his ouster. Too clever by half. If he is not now defeated, it seems, the Egyptian spirit will be vanquished worse now than ever before.
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Ahmed Kamel
04-12-2012 09:12pm
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Liars Keep the Denial
Denial Denial Denial. They can't stop lying. Reminds me of the Iraqi Press Minister when the Americans where in Baghdad and he was mentioning that they're winning the war!!
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medo
04-12-2012 08:47pm
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LOL!
What this man said reminds me of state television during the revolution.... They would show pictures of a calm downtown... when what was happening was totally the opposite!
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