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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to rally outside Cairo University instead of Tahrir Square

English.news.cn   2012-11-30 01:51:23            
 • The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood decided to hold their rally in favor ofMorsinear Cairo University.
•  The rally will be joined by members of the brotherhood as well as its political ally Salafists.
 • At least three were killed and over 600 injured during protests since constitutional declaration was issued.

 

CAIRO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday decided to hold their rally in favor of President Mohamed Morsi near Cairo University rather than the iconic Tahrir Square.

Secretary General of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Hussein has asserted that the Islamist groups will stage a massive rally outside Cairo University on Saturday to show support for Morsi's constitutional declaration, official news agency MENA reported.

The rally will be joined by members of the brotherhood as well as its political ally Salafists.

In a bid to show their support towards Morsi, the brotherhood had scheduled a demonstration near Cairo University on the same day when tens of thousands of the brotherhood's opponents flooded to Tahrir Square. But they cancelled it in advance to avoid possible bloodshed.

Morsi issued Thursday a new constitutional declaration and triggered controversy among different political forces. The declaration ruled that all laws, decrees and constitutional declarations issued by the president since he assumed office on June 30, 2012, are final and unchallengeable by anybody, while it will not lead to reinstating the People's Assembly.

The declaration also ruled that no judicial body is entitled to dissolving the Shura Council (upper house) or the Constituent Assembly, which is tasked with drafting a new constitution.

At least three people have been killed and more than 600 injured in Cairo and other governorates during the nationwide protests since the constitutional declaration was issued.

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Egyptian president vows not to extend transitional period

CAIRO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday vowed to stop anyone from extending the transitional period in Egypt, asserting that he was keen on all opinions of every political parties as thousands of protesters continued their demonstration against Morsi's constitutional declaration.

"The declaration is necessary to meet the need of the current stage in Egypt, there is no way to autocracy and dictatorship," said Morsi in a televised interview on state TV.   Full story

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