28 November 2012

Egypt: Qandil - Gov't Respects Peaceful Protest Right

Photo: Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien
Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil respects the right of peaceful demonstration, calling on press to seek accuracy in publishing news.

In a statement, Qandil stressed the need to confront all forms of violence, including attacks on public facilities and policemen who are tasked with securing individuals and facilities. He also condemned the recent violent protests that left two people dead and scores of protesters injured.

Earlier on Tuesday 27/11/2012, Qandil held a Cabinet meeting to follow up the work of the different ministries and State institutions. The ministers of information, industry, housing and parliamentary affairs along with representatives of interior and defense ministries took part in the meeting.

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