Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks to the media after the signing ceremony for a deal to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant between Egypt and Russia at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his interior minister warned Sunday on the eve of planned anti-government demonstrations that security forces would deal firmly with protesters.

“I see there are people calling once again for damage to (Egypt’s) security and stability,” Sisi, who has ruled the country with an iron fist and cracked down on all dissent, said in a televised speech.

“Our responsibility is to protect security and stability, and I promise Egyptians that no one will terrorize them again,” he said.

Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, in a statement, said “the nation’s security and stability… constitute a red line and no attempt to damage them will be tolerated”.

“Security services… will confront with extreme rigour any attempt to disturb public order.”

In defiance of a ban on unauthorized demonstrations, secular and leftist activists have called for an anti-government protest on Monday, a holiday to mark the anniversary of IsraelI return to Egypt in 1982 the Sinai Peninsula.

In July 2013, Sisi, then the army chief, overthrew Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi and launched a deadly crackdown on his supporters.

 

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daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-25 02:29

And another one who hasn’t learnt enough from history and so is condamned to repeat it… Protests do no damage the stability of a state, it’s just a way to make the guys in power that they are here to serve the people of the country when they become deaf… Blind repression damages the stability. Ruling with an iron fist only leads to one thing: soon up or latter, someone will put on iron boots then will kick your a*s the hard way because his kung-fu is better than yours… If you want stability in the mid-east, put religious parties… Read more »