Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: April 6 Holds Mursi, Brotherhood, Responsible for Confrontations

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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clash with anti-Morsi protesters outside the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 5, 2012. Egyptian Health Ministry said that at least 211 people were injured during the clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi on Wednesday.

The April 6 youth movement holds President Mohamed Mursi, and the Muslim Brotherhood to which he belongs, responsible for confrontations that erupted on Wednesday between supporters and opponents of the president.

In a statement issued on Wednesday the prominent youth group considered the presidential calls for dialogue a media stunt.

April 6 member Mohamed Adel said that the president is politically responsible for the current crisis, especially after Islamists headed to where his opponents had begun a sit-in.

Adel accused the presidency of blocking any means of dialogue with revolutionary forces and failing to listen to their demands regarding a decree issued by Mursi and a controversial draft constitution written by an Islamist-dominated assembly.

Clashes erupted earlier on Wednesday between opposition forces and supporters of Mursi outside the presidential palace in Cairo where the two exchanged stone-throwing.

Mursi's supporters took down the tents set up on Tuesday by the president's opponents and forced them out of the area.

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