Former MP joins protest march to Egypt's presidential palace

Ahram Online, Friday 24 Aug 2012

Mohamed Abu-Hamed, a main advocate of Friday's anti-Brotherhood protest, joins a march intending to bring their demands to the Islamist president to his palace door

Former MP Mohamed Abu-Hamed, who called for Friday's anti-Brotherhood protest, joined the march in Abbasiya, heading towards the presidential palace in Korba.

Abu-Hamed and controversial anti-revolution television presenter Tawfiq Okasha had called for mass protests for 24 August to "end Muslim Brotherhood rule."

The call was at first dismissed as an attempt by former regime loyalist, Okasha, to make a comeback into the public sphere.

However, the call was soon endorsed by groups fearful of Muslim Brotherhood dominance in the country after President Mohamed Morsi, a long-time member of the group, gave himself extraordinary powers and retired Egypt’s military rulers earlier this month. 

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