Egypt Independent

Brotherhood: We will not be in Tahrir on revolution anniversary

The Muslim Brotherhood

will not be in Tahrir Square for the 25 January revolution anniversary Friday, Ahmed Aref, spokesperson for the group, said.

Aref posted on Facebook Wednesday, saying the Brotherhood would instead be working in a campaign to rebuild 1,800 schools and 650,000 medical units.

Opposition groups plan to commemorate the revolution and demonstrate against the Brotherhood, the Constitution and the mostly Islamist assembly that drafted it.

They also plan to demand the toppling of the new, Brotherhood-led regime, and the fulfillment of the revolution’s demands, mainly social justice and punishment for those involved in killing protesters during the revolution.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm