Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Verhofstadt: Egypt is backtracking on democratic revolution

"Yesterday evening a peaceful demonstration of Copts turned into a massacre by the army, leaving 24 people dead and countless more injured. The ALDE Group strongly condemns this deplorable reaction from the Egyptian Army.

Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE group leader said: “It is the primary duty of the army to protect the people and maintain order. That is also what the SCAF promised after the revolution to the Egyptian people and observers around the world. Yesterday they dramatically broke that commitment, using live ammunition to end a demonstration. This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. It is increasing our fears that Egypt is going the wrong way.”"

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