16 February 2012

Egypt: Chants Against Al-Awa and Military Council in London

We look at rising tensions between the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis and SCAF as Egypt's political turmoil grows. ( Resource: Egypt's Political Fractures )

A number of Egyptian expatriates interrupted potential presidential candidate Mohamed Selim Al-Awa's rally in London chanting slogans against him and accusing him of supporting the ruling military council.

The electoral rally was moved from London School of Economics to a nearby hotel because of the interruption, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

Some expatriates chanted "Down down with the military rule" accusing the Supreme Council of Armed Forces of killing protesters and holding military trials for civilians.

Al-Awa said he is "not someone who asks everyone to listen to him and agree with all his opinions" and he called for sticking to the ethics of dialogue saying that he never interrupted anyone's speech and asked the audience not to interrupt him.

"We did not know - since the revolution ended and the military council was in charge until November 22, 2012- to where the military council was leading us. And we did not have specific dates for elections as the military council refused to specify dates to transfer power to a civilian government," Al-Awa said.

Al-Awa also called for announcing the investigation results of Mohamed Mahmoud street events. More than 30 protesters were killed in these events.

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