- Middle East/North Africa
The Muslim Brotherhood has decided to move Saturday’s protests in support of President Mohamed Morsy’s constitutional declaration to the Renaissance Square in front of Cairo University, the group announced on its official English Twitter on Thursday evening.
Freedom and Justice Party Vice President Essam al-Erian said the decision was taken in order to avoid frictions with liberal demonstrators.
Some feared that violence could erupt between Islamist demonstrators and revolutionary activists currently protesting in Tahrir against the decree that gave Morsy sweeping, unprecedented powers. Three have already died in violent clashes in Cairo and other governorates between pro and anti-Morsy protesters.
Nader Bakkar of the Salafi Nour Party said that his and other Islamist groups had decided to join the Brotherhood in moving their protests to the vicinity of Cairo University this Saturday.