The Muslim Brotherhood have decided to hold a rally scheduled for Tuesday in front of Nahdet Misr statue instead of Abdeen square.
The Brotherhood issued a statement on Sunday calling on all national, revolutionary, youth, and Islamic forces to participate in the march, to support legitimacy and stability.
Mahmoud Ghozlan, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, said the reason behind the switch is that another rally will take place on the same day in Tahrir square, which is very close to Abdeen square.
Ghozlan said that holding two opposing rallies in two nearby squares might result in clashes, and that the Brotherhood does not want any blood to be shed. “We reject all sorts of violence, even though others are attacking our offices and members.”
Several offices of the Muslim Brotherhood were attacked and burnt during the past days, in reaction to the constitutional declaration issued days ago by President Morsy.
Secular political groups, journalists, judges and lawyers are holding a rally on Tuesday, demanding the cancellation of Morsy’s declaration.