Egypt: Prime Minister Condemns Friday's Violence

Prime Minister Hisham Qandeel condemned on Friday 08/02/2013 the latest wave of violent acts and riots, which hit some parts of the country.

The premier said that violent acts can't be justified, and wondered "what is the benefit of blocking roads and attacking public utilities".

Qandil blamed protest organizers for not impeding violence and preventing rioters from penetrating protests.

He, also, condemned calls for marching to Ittihadiya palace, saying the palace is one of the "sensitive sites" in the country that shouldn't be attacked.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Egypt State Information Service. 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.