June 24, 2013

Egyptian army to intervene if unrest erupts during Anti-Morsi protests

A sign at an anti-Morsi rally that was held last December.

An excerpt from, "Egypt’s June 30 coalition publicizes roadmap for anti-Mursi rallies" (Al Arabiya, June 23):
Mursi on Saturday renewed his calls for dialogue with the opposition in an attempt to ease deep political rifts ahead of the planned protests.

“I have said it before. I urge everyone to sit together to discuss what would achieve the interests of our nation,” Mursi said in an interview published in the state-owned Akhbar al-Youm newspaper.

The interview came a day after tens of thousands of Mursi supporters massed in Cairo in a show of strength.

Mursi and the Brotherhood have turned their organizational prowess into electoral success since the 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, but a diverse opposition coalition now hopes to force Mursi to resign by demonstrating en masse on the first anniversary of his inauguration on June 30.
Video Title: Egyptian army to intervene if unrest erupts during Anti-Morsi protests. Source: CCTV Africa (China Central Television). Date Published: June 24, 2013. Description:
The Egyptian military says it will intervene to prevent the country sliding into what it's called uncontrollable conflict. The president has once again called for dialogue with the opposition. But they've rejected his offer - and insist he steps down. Adel El Mahrouky reports.