Egypt’s Tantawi warns of 'grave dangers'

2012-01-18 12:26

Cairo - Egypt's military ruler says his country is facing unprecedented "grave dangers" and warns the military will not surrender to attempts to hurt the nation.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi's comments published in the media on Wednesday appear to be a thinly veiled warning to the activists behind last year's January 25-February 11 uprising, who are now calling on the military to immediately step down.

Activists plan to stage a wave of protests to mark next week's first anniversary of the start of the popular uprising that toppled authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak and brought the military to power.

They claim that the current ruling military council led by Tantawi, who was Mubarak's defence minister for 20 years, are an extension of the ousted president's regime.

  • wesleywt - 2012-01-18 12:53

    Another dictator to be hanged.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-18 14:18

    Whats the best these guys (military) dont give up power, they are as despotic as Mubarak is/was. This is very far from over the UN needs to step in and sort these okes out also.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-19 14:46

    The so called "Arab uprising" contrary to popular belief has simply turned Africa into the battlefield it once was. Very few if any of the countries that were affected have installed democratic governments either being under Muslim control or still at war.

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