"Peaceful sit-ins are a legitimate right," says presidential candidate Sabahi

Ahram Online, Saturday 17 Dec 2011

Hamdeen Sabahi, a presidential hopeful, has taken the side of protesters in the latest bloody clashes, saying demonstrations are a right

Possible presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi has slammed a crackdown by security forces on peaceful protesters in front of the Cabinet headquarters on Friday.

“Forcibly ending a peaceful sit-in and attacking protesters is rejected completely,” Sabahi, one of the founding members of the Nasserist El-Karama Party, wrote on his Twitter account.

“Sit-ins are a legitimate right of citizens and those who took the decision (to attack the protesters) should resign immediately.”

Friday’s clashes between protesters staging a sit-in at the Cabinet building left as many as eight dead and 300 injured.

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