Egypt's Brotherhood denies withdrawal from Tahrir Square
The Muslim Brotherhood has denied it withdrew from Tahrir Square after President Mohamed Morsy’s speech there on Friday.
The group said its members were “continuing the sit-in at the square until the abolishment of the supplement to the Constitutional Declaration and the return of Parliament.”
The Brotherhood was continuing its sit-in because the group “would not depart from the national consensus of the revolutionary forces” who are holding the sit-in to achieve the revolution’s demands, said Mohamed Wahdan, a member of the Brotherhood guidance bureau.
Wahdan told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Sunday that the group would adhere to what the revolutionary groups agree on because “their demands are the demands of the Egyptian people.”
Ali Batteekh, a member of the Brotherhood Shura Council and the secretary of the group’s administrative office in 6th of October City, said Brotherhood leaders instructed members to stay in the square, but not to ignore their work and families.
“Most of the members present in Tahrir are those who live in Cairo and Giza,” Batteekh said. “Members from other governorates are only present on holidays and [at] mass demonstrations.”
Sayed al-Nazily, another member of the Brotherhood Shura Council, said members were instructed to continue the sit-in until the challenge to the court ruling that disbanded Parliament last month. The challenge is scheduled for 9 July.
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