Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

25 January 2013

Egypt: FJP Head - Locals Entitled to Celebrate Uprising Anniverary Without Violence

Al Jazeera hosts a discussion on Egypt two years after the Arab Spring brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power. Hazem Sika speaks to guests Wael ... ( Resource: The State of Egypt's Revolution

All Egyptians are entitled to celebrate the anniversary of then January 25 revolution in their own way without violence or vandalism under any pretexts, head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Saad al-Katatni said on Friday.

Everyone has the right to celebrate the revolution's anniversary in their own way whether by means of peaceful demonstrations or through developmental projects, Katatni wrote in a statement on his Facebook page.

The FJP had said it will not take part in the demonstrations on the revolution's second anniversary yet last Tuesday it launched a campaign called "Together We Build Egypt" to commemorate the revolution.

The campaign's goal is to develop education, industry, agriculture, and housing, Katatni explained.

"No one has the right to exercise violence or vandalise the state's institutions and the properties of Egyptians under any pretext," he stated.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Clashes Erupt Across Egypt

Demonstrators and security forces have confronted one another and engaged in clashes across Egypt on the second anniversary of the revolution which deposed former president Hosni ... Read more »