Sabbahi confirms support for peaceful demos, calls on protesters not to use violence

Ahram Online, Monday 28 May 2012

The Nasserist leader who won 4.8 million votes and finished third in the race for Egypt's president sends message to country over Twitter after fire is set in Shafiq campaign HQ

Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi reaffirms his support for the people's right to protest in a peacful manner.

Sabbahi, who finished third in the first round of Egypt's pressidential contest on Monday, and calls on protesters in a message sent from his personal twitter account not to vandalise private or public property.

Unknown individuals set presidential contestant Ahmed Shafiq's campaign headquarters in Dokki, Cairo on fire earlier on Monday evening. Security forces arrested some individuals suspected of starting the blaze.

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in the cities of Cairo and Alexandria to protest the elections results which left the Brotherhood's     Mohamed Morsi and Mubarak-era PM Ahmed Shafiq the two finalists in a runoff set for 16 and 17 June.

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