Muslim Brotherhood supporters are marking Thursday the first anniversary of the violent dispersal of thesit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda squares, where hundreds were killed, according to different sources.
The Ministry of Interior had announced that the death toll is 632, while Pro-MB figures have said that more than 1000 people were killed during the dispersal.
The demonstrations span across Egypt’s governorates, while security forces were intensified their presence in anticipation of violence.
Conflicting news has spread about deaths that occurred due to the clashes between protesters and security forces, but official reports are yet to confirm.
The movement, in its Facebook statement, said that those involved in violence since the January 25 revolution should be held accountable.
“One year has passed since the largest carnage carried out by an authority figure against opponents in Egyptian modern history and one of the largest mass murders in the world,” the statement read.
The movement also said that the “Rabaa massacre” was politically anticipated by the media and security forces and started in the morning following a meeting between all parties at Al-Azhar for negotiations to disperse the sit-in, which shows “the devious intent for committing the massacre.”
“Rabaa is a humanitarian massacre and will remain a stain chasing everyone that was involved in it,” it added.