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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:07 AM

Egypt Army Warns Against Unrest As Protesters Fill Tahrir [View all]

Source: Agence France-Presse

CAIRO: Egypt's ruling military warned on Friday that it would deal "firmly" with any attempt to harm the public interest as thousands of people packed Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square accusing it of a power grab.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which took over when veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising in February last year, also delivered veiled criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood, charging that efforts were afoot to preempt the outcome of a hard-fought presidential election.

But it insisted that it remained neutral in the deeply polarizing election run-off between the Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Mursi and Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.

"Protecting the status of state institutions is a national responsibility for all. Any attack on them threatens the stability and national security of Egypt," said a SCAF statement read on state television.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Jun-22/177754-more-protests-planned-against-egypt-military-coup.ashx

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