A group of the Muslim Brotherhood youth have issued a statement on Facebook to express their rejection of accusations made by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) against the April 6 Youth Movement. The young Brotherhood members also called for a presidential council to assume power until the upcoming presidential elections.
In its 69th communiqué, the ruling military council blamed the April 6 Youth Movement for the violent clashes that erupted in Abbassiya on Saturday.
Alleged hired thugs, along with local residents who believed their neighbourhood was under threat, confronted peaceful demonstrators heading towards the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) headquarters to protest against Egypt's military rulers.
According to SCAF, the April 6 Youth Movement called for these protests with the intention of damaging the relationship between the army and civilians.
In their statement on Facebook, the Muslim Brotherhood youth asserted that the April 6 Movement played a vital role during the January 25 Revolution, saying that questioning their intentions is unacceptable.
As well as calling for a presidential council, the Brotherhood youth urged that Friday's proposed mass protest by Islamists be postponed, saying the time is not right for such a gathering.
Islamist forces, including Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya and Salafists, have been planning to peacefully rally in Tahrir Square in what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering of Egypt's Islamists.