An Egyptian government official called on people to confront the Muslim Brotherhood “for a counter-revolution” and to celebrate on January 25 the anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told an Egyptian television channel Wednesday, “I reiterate my call to the Egyptian people: you have to take to the streets on 25 January next to celebrate because we’ve discovered Muslim Brotherhood plots aiming to wreak havoc on that day with the help of some sports groups and by inducing some anti-military and anti-Brotherhood political forces.
“The Muslim Brotherhood and those forces plan to infiltrate Tahir Square through multiple axes by mobilizing about 15,000 young people to stir chaos and revive a counter-revolution to 30 June.”
The June 30 revolution refers to last year’s protests that ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi.
The revolts against Mubarak and Mori were met with brutal violence by the regimes. More than 2,000 people were killed and tens of thousands were injured.
More of the same can be expected next week.
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