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Morsi supporters, opponents react to Monday clashes in Ramsis, Giza

Clashes between Morsi supporters and police left 7 dead and 261 injured on Monday; Egyptian Current Party denounces police dispersal of sit-in by force

Ahram Online, MENA, Tuesday 16 Jul 2013
Pro-ousted President Morsi run from tear gas fired by riot police over Ramsis Square (Photo: Reuters)
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Supporters and opponents of ousted President Morsi have released statements regarding the Monday night clashes between police and pro-Morsi supporters in Ramsis Square and Giza.

'Rebel' – the grassroots campaign that organised the anti-Morsi 30 June protests nationwide and collected more than 22 million signatures to demand Morsi’s resignation – denounced Tuesday what it described as ''violence by the Muslim Brotherhood militias.''

In a statement, 'Rebel' called on security forces to ''quickly arrest leaders who incite spreading violence in the country in order to stop the bloodshed.''

'Rebel' ended their statement by asserting that national reconciliation is still on the table for all Egyptians except those who have their ''hands stained with Egyptian blood.''

"Violence will not scare the Egyptian citizens who took to the streets on 30 June in peaceful [protests]; Egyptians are the only source of legitimacy," the campaign added.

'Rebel' media spokesman Hassan Shahin has accused the Brotherhood of being "terrorists" on his Facebook account, saying the Brotherhood threatens the country and its citizens and pretends to be peaceful  while "holding weapons, firing them, and beating up citizens on the side streets of Ramsis."

Shahin addressed the Muslim Brotherhood youth, stating "Your leaders sacrifice you to face-off with Egyptian citizens so that they can cover up the crimes they should be prosecuted for…your leaders are corrupt: leave them and return to the side of the Egyptian people…those who defy Egyptians lose."

In contrast, the Egyptian Current Party denounced on Tuesday the police’s dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-in using "teargas and birdshots. "

The party's statement continued, "The police's role is to protect protesters regardless of their orientation, whether in favour of or opposing the ruling regime."

Meanwhile, Ramsis residents have organised popular committees at neighbourhood entrances to prevent more Morsi supporters from entering or attempting to free the roughly 400 Morsi supporters who took refuge from security forces in the nearby Fateh Mosque.

The popular committees are inspecting cars that enter Ramsis and checking the IDs of passersby’s.

MENA reported that popular committees are also circulating Tahrir Square as a precaution after a rumour began that Morsi supporters will demonstrate there.

Pro-Morsi protests in vital squares such as Ramsis are considered an escalation in their demand to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi. The pro-Morsi supporters have been previously confined to Rabaa Al-Adawiya and in Egyptian governorates since Morsi's removal on 3 July.

Morsi was removed by the military following nationwide popular protests demanding his resignation.

Following the military's declaration, a transitional 'roadmap' was implemented leading to early presidential elections. The roadmap was agreed upon by most Egyptian political parties.

High Constitutional Court head Adly Mansour was sworn in as interim president until the Egyptian constitution is amended and early presidential elections are organised.

The Muslim Brotherhood refuses to recognise Mansour as president and has declared that Morsi, currently under detention by armed forces, is the only legitimate Egyptian president.

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16-07-2013 08:40pm
Sisi ( Traitor ) feels insecure
For over a year the system failed to work because of Morsi ? No.naah. How come there is no longer electricity blackout and water cuts ? this is what you call obstructing and endeangering public lives.. Coup will never work with us here in Egypt. members of the police and military personell are searching for their conscienses becuase SISI disobeyed and killed Chief of the Army president Morsi how can they obey him? He broke the heirarchy and heirarchy must be broken on him.
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16-07-2013 10:17pm
There are LESS power cuts and no queues at petrol stations because all the power and fuel is staying in Egypt... not being sent to Gaza to help Hamas!

16-07-2013 02:40pm
The Egyptian Current Party need to understand that NO ONE has the right to use trucks to block the roads and cause havoc for tens of thousands of people for no reason than to cause trouble. Feel free to demonstrate peacefully... however, by planning to shut down the main roads in many parts of the city at the same time is NOT a peaceful demo. Freedom and democracy does not mean, Doing whatever you want, whenever you want to do it.... some people believe that idea... they are wrong!
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16-07-2013 09:44pm
What ever the so called liberals & secularist did before the Coup was legal, i.e blocking the roads, roaming the opponents offices, killing the islamists, attacking the presidential palace, occupying governments offices, stopping people to perform official duties and same Army, police and security personnel were kept quiet or dis-appeared . Now after the Coup, Army and security forces and their so called supporters feeling pain for public. This Coup has exposed the so called liberals & secularist how democratic they are.
16-07-2013 09:31pm
no one has the right
yea, no one has the right to block the road, including those who blocked it on 30 June. The pot calling the kettle black.
16-07-2013 06:17pm
Here here i totally agree

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