Cabinet: Rabaa, Nahda sit-ins threaten Egypt national security

In a statement read out on state television by the information minister, the cabinet announced that it had mandated the interior minister to take "all necessary measures" to defend social peace and security.

Cabinet: Rabaa, Nahda sit-ins threaten Egypt national security

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Egyptian government said Wednesday that the continuation of the sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Giza's Nahda Square in Giza "threaten" Egypt's national security.

In a statement read out on state television by the information minister, the cabinet announced that it had mandated the interior minister to take "all necessary measures" to defend social peace and security.

Ever since his ouster by the military on July 3, Morsi supporters have been staging daily mass demonstrations and sit-ins nationwide to demand his reinstatement.

The two largest sit-ins have been staged in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza.

Last Mod: 01 Ağustos 2013, 12:36
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