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Egypt opposition calls for protest against presidential ‘abuse’

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The opposition National Salvation Front called for a peaceful demonstration in front of Egypt’s Supreme Court on Friday, under the banner “We do not feel threatened.”

The party said it rejected President Mohammed Mursi’s “abuse of the public prosecution to serve the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The April 6 Youth Movement, and the Revolutionary National Forces Bloc, announced they would join the protest to denounce warrants issued against a number of activists.

Both groups called for the implementation of an Egyptian court’s decision to reinstate Abdel Meguid Mahmud as prosecutor general.
The court on Wednesday overturned a decision by Mursi to sack Mahmud, and ordered his reinstatement, state media reported.

However, Talaat Abdallah, who replaced Mahmud in November, will remain in his post in accordance with the constitution, the prosecutor general’s office said.