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Opposition pressures human rights group on weapons at demos

Al-Tayaar Al-Shaaby and Tamarod movement propose initiatives to search for weapons


Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gestures as they stand close to an image of deposed president Mohamed Morsi at a makeshift brick barricade erected along Nasr City's main street, a district of eastern Cairo, on July 28, 2013, as supporters of Morsi continue to hold a sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque demanding his reinstatement. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gestures as they stand close to an image of deposed president Mohamed Morsi at a makeshift brick barricade erected along Nasr City’s main street, a district of eastern Cairo, on July 28, 2013, as supporters of Morsi continue to hold a sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque demanding his reinstatement. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)

By Mahitab Assran

Tamarod and Al-Tayaar Al-Sha’aby proposed initiatives Sunday night asking human rights organisations to “ensure demonstrations are free of weapons and violence.”

Tamarod’s initiative specifically asked the Arab League and the public prosecution to send human rights organisations to the pro-Morsi sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya to verify whether or not the demonstrators were carrying weapons.

Tamarod also asked the public prosecution to give human rights organisations the right to instantly arrest those found with weapons and stressed on the importance of peaceful protesting.

Al-Tayaar Al-Sha’aby’s statement meanwhile proposed an initiative that human rights organisations along with nation-wide respected public figures visit all demonstrations “to ensure that they are weapon-free.”

The statement expressed its sorrow over the “painful events” of Saturday morning’s violence near Rabaa Al-Adaweya, as well as the Alexandria clashes, stressing that there is “no differentiation between Egyptian blood.” The statement also warned that Al-Tayaar Al-Sha’aby “will not allow themselves or others to be used” for others’ gains. It also said such events will also “not be used politically and through the media,” highlighting that Friday demonstrations “were a message to everyone” to stop all bloodshed.

Al-Tayaar Al-Sha’aby also stressed the importance of security forces being “professional and exercising self-control” and the importance of transparency from the government.

Early Saturday morning police force and pro-Morsi protestors clashed at Al-Nasr street resulting in the death of tens.

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