23 August 2012

Egypt: Moussa Urges Govt to Secure Anti-MB Protests

Former Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said that democratic countries have an obligation to protect the people even during their protest against it.

The ex-presidential candidate insisted that instead of discussing the people's right to hold peaceful demonstrations, they should be discussing the state's plans to protect these peaceful protesters from violence.

Moussa insisted that all policies, governmental or precautionary, that aim at restraining freedoms only lead to negative and dangerous results, reported the Middle East News Agency.

Moussa stressed on the importance of granting President Mohamed Mursi and his government a chance, but also on the importance of granting the people the right to peacefully protest.

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