Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance Rejects Calls for ‘Armed Resistance’

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The Anti-Coup National Alliance reaffirmed that it will not resort to violence in resisting the coup, a statement said Friday.

Following recent announcements by a number of youth groups that armed struggle has become the only viable way of resisting the coup, the pro-Morsi alliance disavowed these calls, stressing that it rejects “any calls for violence or justification of violent acts.”

The statement also hailed the “persistence of the revolutionaries who fill the streets of Egypt despite the terrorism and bloody betrayal of the coup,” and called for the continuation of protests “until the downfall of the coup and the restoration of rights.”

Source: Middle East Monitor