Brotherhood demand cleansing of judiciary as Morsi decree announced

Ahram Online, Thursday 22 Nov 2012

Turkish news agency claims groups protesting corrupt judiciary at the Supreme Court of Justice were sent by Brotherhood leadership to support upcoming presidential decree

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members gathered at the Supreme Court of Justice in Cairo's Ramses Street, Thursday evening, demanding the purification of Egypt's judicial system an hour before President Mohamed Morsi was due to announce a new presidential decree.

The president, who hails from the Islamist group, had announced via his official Twitter account that he would be giving a speech that would make vital decisions for the nation.  

Turkish news agency Anadolu subsequently reported that the Brotherhood leadership had called on its membership to go to the judicial building in support of the expected presidential decree, even though the details of the decree had yet to be revealed.

Different revolutionary groups are planning protests in Tahrir Square on Friday, 23 November to commemorate the 2011 Mohamed Mahmoud clashes and against the violence at Mohamed Mahmoud Street in downtown Cairo, which has been ongoing for the past four days.

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