- DemocracyReform Issues
- January 27, 2011
- 2 minutes read
MB and opposition calls for largest protest
For the third consecutive day Egypt has witnessed nationwide protests with further indications it will continue through Friday.
Political opposition has called for additional protests on Friday with a massive demonstration of solidarity following the Friday prayers.
The demonstrations are expected to strengthen as journalists and lawyers call for the release of their colleagues who were arrested earlier in the demonstrations this week.
The last count has revealed at least 7 deaths as a result of the Security’s aggressive responses and more than 100 injuries. Over 1500 people have been arrested or detained and Human rights groups have reported that security officials have blockaded the entire city of Suez, preventing individuals from either leaving or entering and authorities have cut electricity and water to many areas where protesters are living or demonstrating.
Media spokesman for the The country’s strongest political opposition the Muslim Brotherhood Dr. Mohamed Morsy has confirmed that the group will participate in the demonstration scheduled in order to achieve popular demands. He added that it is not necessary for the Brotherhood to take a leading role in the protests, but if the situation requires, its members will maintain a strong street presence.