Egypt's Brotherhood wants fresh protests
29 August 2013, 17:06
Cairo - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is ramping up calls for
nationwide protests, urging people to take to the streets against the new
In a pre-recorded message aired late on Wednesday on one of
Al-Jazeera's Arabic news channels, top Brotherhood figure Essam el-Erian called
on people to rise against the "failed, bloody military regime".
The Interior Ministry says its police forces are on high
alert in preparation for the protests, which have turned deadly.
How people respond to calls for Friday protests and sit-ins
will test whether the Brotherhood can still mobilise its base amid a fierce
security crackdown against the group.
Hundreds of Brotherhood members have been killed and arrested
since the 3 July coup that ousted president Mohammed Morsi, a long-time leader
in the Islamist group.