Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

5 December 2012

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

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has offered to hold dialogue with the opposition as the political crisis in the country is deepening. But ... ( Resource: Egypt's president offers to hold dialogue

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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