Khaled Dawood, the National Salvation Front’s (NSF) spokesman, resigned from his post after what he said was the support of some front parties to the military crackdown on the Mohamed Morsi supporters. (Aslo See: Egypt Closes Border; Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Storm Giza Govt Building)
“I could not handle speaking for the majority of the front’s parties which explicitly decided to support the military crackdown on the Mohamed Morsi supporters,” Dawood wrote in his resignation letter.
He rejected what he said were unacceptable attacks by some front parties on Mohamed ElBaradei, a leading member of the front.
“I also cannot hold my head high and tell the world about the sweeping victory on political powers that manipulate religion,” Dawood added.
Dawood condemned what he called “serious violations” by security forces in Egypt during the clearing out of the Mohamed Morsi supporters’ protest camps last Wednesday.
Four killed in Egypt’s Ramsis Square clashes
Four people were killed in clashes at Cairo’s Ramsis Square on Friday, Reuters News Agency reported.
Six security personnel injured in Tanta clashes with Mohamed Morsi supporters
Clashes between security forces and Mohamed Morsi supporters in Tanta, Egypt left six security personnel injured on Friday.
Tanta residents and army vehicles chased the Mohamed Morsi supporters into side streets, an Aswat Masriya witness reported.
Police forces arrested a total of 18 people after supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi shot at security forces, the witness added.
Clashes break out in Dokki, shooting on May 15 Bridge
Clashes broke out on Dokki’s Tahrir Street between supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and the area’s residents near Assad Ibn al-Forat Mosque, the Middle East News Agency reported on Friday.
Mohamed Morsi supporters attempted to rally for marches but the residents stood up to them.
Nile News channel aired live footage showing a Mohamed Morsi supporters’ march on the May 15 Bridge headed to Boulaq Abul Ela area in Egypt.
Two armed demonstrators were seen firing at residential buildings.
Security forces tear-gassed the protesters on the bridge.
Salvation Front spokesman resigns over military handling of Mohamed Morsi supporters’ protests
The National Salvation Front’s spokesman, Khaled Dawood, announced his resignation over what he called the support some front parties showed to the military confrontations with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Eight killed in assault on Egypt’s Damietta police station
Eight people were killed and hundreds were killed in an attempt to break into a police station in Damietta, an Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported on Friday.
Clashes with firearms at Azbakeya police station
Police forces at Azbakeya Police Station clashed with a number of armed Mohamed Morsi supporters in downtown Cairo, an Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported on Friday.
Police forces returned fire and used teargas bombs to disperse the assailants.
In a separate incident, police forces and the armed forces aborted an attempt by armed people to storm a police station in October 6 City, the Middle East News Agency reported.
Several attackers in Egypt were killed and injured in the attempt, the agency added.
Four protesters killed in Ismailia – medical sources
Four protesters were killed in Ismailia on Friday, Reuters News Agency reported medical sources as saying.
Thousands of Mohamed Morsi supporters march in Alexandria
Thousands of supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi marched in Alexandria, Egypt on Friday.
The march started from al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque and cut off the Corniche road in the area around the mosque.
Two armed forces aircrafts circled over the march. The demonstrators chanted slogans against the army and Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Mohamed Morsi supporters prevented Sheikh Abdel Rahman Nassar from accessing the mosque to give the Friday noon prayer sermons.
They then broke down the mosque’s gates and used the mosque to call for rallying to protest Wednesday’s clashes.
Nour Party, Salafist Call in Egypt urge protesters to not carry arms
The Nour Party and the Salafist Call in Egypt urged all parties to join the negotiations and called on demonstrators to protest peacefully on Friday.
A joint statement for the two groups described the United Nations’ Security Council emergency meeting as an “alarm bell” which necessitates that all parties must make compromises.
Protesting peacefully is a legitimate right as long as no violence is involved, the statement added.
Carrying weapons means using them, which causes more bloodshed, the statement said.