2 February 2013

Egypt: Popular Current - Any Regime That Reproduces Oppression Will Be Ousted

The Egyptian Popular Current called on the people on Saturday to take to the streets and protest to overthrow the regime of President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood to which he belongs.

The Popular Current said that spilling the blood of the people, along with dragging the citizens and the involuntary disappearances and torture of activists shattered the legitimacy of Mursi's regime and his Brotherhood.

"The security practices towards the protesters are reproduction of the oppressive practices of the old regime," said a statement issued by the Popular Current.

The statement added that "it was the blood of the martyrs that brought the president to power; the blood of the martyrs now stains his hands...it will bring him down. He did not retaliate for their lives, but he contributed to more bloodshed."

It stressed that the people are witnessing the same scenes of murder, lynching and chaos. It is the sole responsibility of the president, his regime and the Brotherhood.

"The absence of justice and the continuing policies of impoverishing the people will oust him, he did not take any steps to fulfill the demands of the revolution but he recoiled on the promises of his electoral program," the statement said.

It also stressed that the practices of the authorities is the main instigator of violence and chaos.

The Popular Current urged the masses to hold on to their revolution and to insist upon fulfilling their demands through persisting with the peaceful protests.

It expressed confidence that Egyptians will not be intimidated or terrorized, that the people will overthrow any regime that reproduces oppression, poverty and enslavement.

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