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Muslim Bros. question ongoing protests

Sept. 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM   |   Comments

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CAIRO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Egypt isn't ripe for another round of mass protests because the country is slowly moving in the right direction, the Muslim Brotherhood said.

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of his inner circle are on trial in connection to the deaths of some 800 protesters killed during the revolution early this year, which ended his 30-year grip on power.

Protesters since the revolution have occupied Cairo's Tahrir Square calling on the country's military leadership to hurry with political reforms and bring those responsible for atrocities during the revolution to justice.

Mohamed Saad el-Katatni, secretary-general of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, said the country was moving in the right direction, al-Jazeera reports.

Mohsen Rady, a high-ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was quoted as saying most Egyptians "have grown bored of these demonstrations."

Thousands of people flocked to Tahrir Square after Friday prayers complaining about the military leadership. The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it respected the right to peaceful protest but warned it would respond if demonstrations got out of hand.

Mohammed ElBaradei, the former head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency and presidential hopeful, maintained that many of the revolutionary goals haven't yet been met.

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