CAIRO: Egypt’s Tamarod movement is concerned that participating in the pro-military protests scheduled for October 6, the national holiday commemorating the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, may lead to bloodshed as it coincides with pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests planned on the same day.
Mohamed Nabawy, Tamarod spokesman, said that he expects Muslim Brotherhood supporters, whom he referred to as “terrorists,” to commit violent acts against protestors supporting the military. He called on security forces to take precautions in order to protect the people from so-called “terrorism.”
Tamarod started off as a grassroots movement to register opposition against former President Mohamed Morsi. Their call for petitions resulted in mass protests held on June 30 that eventually lead to the ousting of Morsi on July 3.