Protest group urges Guard to arrest Morsi

July 3, 2013 04:45

CAIRO - Organizers of the protest movement that drew millions of Egyptians on to the streets this week to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi called on his military guard on Wednesday to arrest him.

Dismissing the claims to legitimacy that Morsi made in a televised address, the "Tamarud - Rebel!" movement said in a statement: "The only response to Morsi's speech is to protest on the streets in our millions, starting on Wednesday, so that he and his group hear the voice of the great Egyptian people."Not only are we calling for his departure but we call for him and his group to be sent for trial. We call on the Republican Guard to arrest Mohamed Morsi and send him for trial immediately."

Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have rejected an armed forces ultimatum for him to share power with the opposition by Wednesday afternoon or face a solution imposed by the military.

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