The National Salvation Front (NSF) youth issued a statement condemning violence against protesters on Friday, officially holding the government responsible for the violence.
The statement, issued on Friday night after the Marches of Dignity and Departure, accused security forces of being “unjustifiably violent” in dealing with protesters making legitimate demands and expressing their opposition to the ruling authority.
The statement called for the immediate cessation of violence conducted by the security forces.
The NSF youth claimed many protesters were randomly detained, taken to unknown places and tortured. It called for protesters to be acquitted immediately.
The statement asserted that the violence conducted by security forces would eventually fail to prevent protesters from expressing their opinions and calling for their rights.
Ahmed El-Enany, youth committee head at the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and member of the NSF youth, accused the Ministry of Interior of attacking protesters brutally, holding President Mohamed Morsi responsible for their actions.
El-Enany said the statement is directed to the protesters as well, explaining that sometimes protesters conduct violent acts in reaction to security forces’ violence. “Our statement calls on protesters to refrain from violence, even if it is conducted as a reaction to police violence.”
The NSF youth member said protests would not end until protesters’ legitimate demands are met.