Current Event Cat of the Day: Muslim Brotherhood Arrests

Current Event Cat - Orders Arrest Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the arrest of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and nine others.

The charges against the Muslim Brotherhood crew? Instigating violence after Monday’s massacre, where over 50 Morsi supporters died after the Egyptian army opened fire on them outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which former President Morsi belongs to, says his ousting by the military a week ago was totally a coup. They also claim that the armed forces carried out a massacre of peaceful demonstrators who were peacefully protesting Morsi’s ousting. Police and military claim they were acting in self-defense and had opened fire only after being attacked by armed assailants. A classic case of he said she said!

Meanwhile, Egypt’s new interim government under temporary president Adly Mansour isn’t winning over the crowds. A coalition of liberal leaders who oppose his rule have rejected his government’s timetable for an election to be held in a year. The coalition, known as the National Salvation Front, said it had not been included in the decision-making process.

The Muslim Brotherhood isn’t too pleased either with the proposed transition plan. They have vowed to continue its street protests until the ousted Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, is returned to power. Unless they all get arrested first…

Via: BBC News & Current Event Cats

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