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One on One: Why did Egyptian leftists support the Rabaa massacre? | Episode 2

Many of Egypt's self-proclaimed 'liberals' rallied behind the coup against the country's first democratically elected president because of their disdain and rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood, says blogger and journalist Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Speaking to David Hearst, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye, Hamalawy said many have also justified the massacre of more than 900 protesters at the Rabaa and al-Nahda squares.

"History will never forgive them," Hamalawy said, adding that the position of the Egyptian left was "disgraceful."

"I don't think any of them has issued a statement of apology over their position on Rabaa."

"They have reached the conclusion that the Muslim Brotherhood needs to be eradicated form society."
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