Skip to comments.Egyptian army chief calls for street protests
Posted on 07/25/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT by don-o
Egypt's army chief has called for demonstrations on Friday to give the military a mandate to confront "violence and potential terrorism".
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he was not calling for public unrest and wanted national reconciliation.
The army removed President Mohammed Morsi from power on 3 July, triggering huge street protests by his supporters.
In another development on Wednesday, the US said it was delaying the sale of four F-16 military jets to Egypt.
Washington has said it is examining whether the military takeover constitutes a coup, as US law prohibits the sending of aid to any country whose elected leader is deposed by a military coup.
The Muslim Brotherhood and other supporters of Mr Morsi say they will go ahead with their own rallies on Friday, despite General Sisi's statement.
Senior Brotherhood figure Mohamed el-Beltagy said Gen Sisi was "calling for a civil war... to protect this military coup".
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Sure it does...
Intersting news. Washington is leading from behind as usual.
That would be democracy in action, and validate the military action so far.
If "the people" demand imprisonment, then it should be done.
I'm sure that George Zimmerman could explain it to Obama so he could understand it.
Gentlemen, please watch Egypt tomorrow. July 26th will be a remarkable day.
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