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Massive Demonstrations in Egypt

  • By : Brian Bush
  • July 26, 2013
  • 10:41 pm

Hello All,

Everyone has their eyes on Egypt as massive demonstrations are underway in Cairo and other cities in Egypt.

Muslims in Egypt have now broken the Ramadan fast and are out in mass.

The hope is that things will remain as calm as possible, but supporters and opponents of the deposed President, Mohammed Morsi, are staging huge rallies.

Egypt's army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, earlier today called for demonstrations to give the military the mandate to confront what he called violence and terrorism.

He said he was not calling for public unrest and wants national reconciliation.

But the Muslim Brotherhood, who support the ousted President, dismissed Sisi's call as a “threat”.

Mr. Morsi is being held at an undisclosed location since the Egyptian military stepped in to remove him from power back on July 3rd
Reports say that over the last 24 hours at least 10 people have died in clashes taking place in Alexandria and Cairo.

Six were killed at a sit-in held by pro-Morsi demonstrators near Cairo University.

A new development today is that Morsi, after a Judge ordered him held, is facing allegations of links to Hamas for allegedly plotting attacks on jails in the 2011 uprising.

The Muslim Brotherhood has called the claim baseless – as has the Hamas leadership in Gaza.

The Brotherhood is saying that the charges are trumped up, as many charges were against them in the Hosni Mubarak era, because General Sisi feels under threat.

Lets pray that order and reasonable heads will prevail this night in Egypt.

Brian Bush
Middle east Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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