Egypt’s Brotherhood Vows to Bring Down “Military Coup” – Hundreds Dead in Clashes (Video)
Hundreds of Egyptians were killed yesterday in clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military regime. The death toll climbed to 525 on Thursday.
Some 3717 others were wounded in the crackdown.
The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to bring down the military regime today.
They also promised to “remain peaceful.”
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Thursday vowed to bring down the “military coup” that toppled former President Mohammed Mursi and said it remained committed to peaceful activism after a deadly crackdown to disperse sit-ins by protesters calling for the re-installment of the Islamist leader.
“We will always be non-violent and peaceful. We remain strong, defiant and resolved,” Agence France-Presse quoted the Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad as saying on his Twitter feed.
He added: “We will push [forward] until we bring down this military coup.”
The Muslim Brotherhood called for a march in Cairo on Thursday. The Islamist movement said the planned march would set off from the al-Iman mosque in the capital “to protest the death of their relatives,” AFP reported.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has said it planned to march in the capital, Cairo, reiterating it remained committed to a peaceful struggle, a day after hundreds of its supporters were killed in a bloody security crackdown in the capital.
“Marches are planned this afternoon from Al-Iman mosque to protest the deaths,” the Islamist group said in a statement on Thursday even as the country remained in a state of emergency.
World leaders condemned the attack on protesters camped out in the Egyptian capital calling for reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi, country’s first freely elected president, who was deposed by the army on July 3.
“We will always be non-violent and peaceful. We remain strong, defiant and resolved,” Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad wrote on his Twitter feed.
“We will push (forward) until we bring down this military coup,” he added.
Nationwide protests, including Alexandria and numerous towns and cities, erupted after the Cairo crackdown that left at least 525 people dead.