After Egypt violence, Morsi to meet with National Defence Council
CAIRO: Egypt President Mohamed Morsi will hold a meeting on Saturday morning with Egypt’s National Defense Council following Friday’s widespread violence that left at least 9 people dead in Suez and hundreds injured across the country as Egyptians celebrated the second anniversary of the January 2011 uprising.
Minister of Justice, Information Minister, and head of the national security apparatus will attend the meeting.
The meeting will discuss the violence and killings of yesterday during the demonstrations that took place to commemorate the January 2011 uprising anniversary, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali’s Facebook page reported.
In front of Egypt’s radio and television building that houses state television, or Maspero, thousands of Egyptian protesters remained in near constant battle with the police throughout Friday night. The activists lit numerous fires along the main corniche road as tear gas wafted over the area.
“This is really strong stuff and more powerful than I’ve ever experienced,” 22-year-old Ahmed, donning his “V for Vendetta” mask, told Bikyanews.com on Friday evening as he and his group of friends waited just outside the frontline to go back in for more.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians poured into city centers across the country to mark the second anniversary of the January 2011 uprising that ousted former dictator Hosni Mubarak from power. The violence in Suez, east of Cairo, has been the most violent and the reports of deaths is unlikely to see the situation become more calm.
“We will be here until our demands are heard,” added Ahmed.