The Muslim Brotherhood held a press conference outside their headquarters in Moqattam, Saturday evening to address Friday’s protests.
Clashes erupted Friday near the Brotherhood headquarters after protesters rallied outside condemning the Brotherhood’s attack on journalists and political activists the week before.
Brotherhood Secretary General Mahmoud Hussein read out a statement reflecting the group’s response to the Friday clashes.
The Brotherhood vowed to legally pursue anybody who incited, called for or participated in Friday’s protest. “We believe in the peaceful way [of protesting],” the statement read, “yet that doesn’t mean that it is permissible for everybody to attack the Brotherhood.”
The Muslim Brotherhood called on the security apparatus to face criminals and attackers within a legal context that preserves human and social dignity. They also called on prosecution to reveal the names of “corruptive figures, some of whom posing as political figures”.
Rana Muhammad Taha / Daily news Egypt