Egypt's ruling party calls supporters to resist any coup

By REUTERS
July 2, 2013 17:45

 
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CAIRO - The political wing of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood has called on supporters to take to the streets to resist an army move that a spokesman compared to the coup which brought Egypt six decades of military-backed rule.

"This is a very critical moment in Egyptian history - we are facing a moment very similar to 1952," Freedom and Justice Party spokesman Murad Ali told Reuters on Tuesday. In that year, Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Free Officers overthrew King Farouk.

"Egyptians are very aware that there are some people that are trying to push the country back in history and back to dictatorship."

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