April 6 movement protests 'foreign interference' in Cairo

Protesters rallied outside the Qatari and US embassies in rejection of "foreign interference". Similar rallies are also planned outside the British and Turkish embassies.

April 6 movement protests 'foreign interference' in Cairo

World Bulletin / News Desk

The April 6 youth group on Thursday organized protests outside several foreign embassies in Cairo in protest of "foreign interference".

Protesters rallied outside the Qatari and US embassies in rejection of "foreign interference" in Egypt's affairs and US aid.

"We organized the protest to announce our rejection of interference in our affairs and that we are able to abandon aid as long as it is being used to pressure us and disrespect the people's will," Mustafa al-Hegari, spokesperson of the April 6 group, told protesters outside the US embassy.

Similar rallies are also planned outside the British and Turkish embassies.

"We don't intend to stage a sit-in outside these embassies, but we want to send a message that we reject their interference in our affairs," al-Hegari said.

Egypt has been under pressure since the army ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 after mass protests against him.

On Wednesday, European Union member states agreed to suspend export licenses for any equipment that could be used for repression in Egypt.

A US official also said that the Obama administration was reviewing aid to Egypt.

Egypt receives $1.3 billion a year from the United States, which is most spent to buy and maintain US-made weapons.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 17:59
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