Arab Spring

Egypt's President Blamed for Violent Response to Protests

His power-grab sparked outrage and clashes


CAIRO: As the sounds of sirens blare throughout downtown Cairo in never-ending runs into the frontlines to pull out injured protesters, liberal groups in Egypt are holding President Mohamed Morsi responsible for the ongoing police violence that has entered its 6th day on Sunday.

Tents have been erected by liberal groups and movements in Tahrir Square, within view of the violence, which moved from Qasr el-Aini street on Saturday evening to near the Omar Makram mosque on the edges of the iconic square.

On Sunday afternoon they lashed out at the president, saying he would be held responsible for "crimes of murder, torture and arrests carried out by the interior ministry against protesters."