11 February 2012 Last updated at 00:23 ETProtests against Egypt's military rulers have intensified in recent months
Activists in Egypt are set to mark the anniversary of the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak with a strike and day of civil disobedience.
The action is intended to put pressure on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) to hand over power to a civilian authority.
In a statement issued on Friday, Scaf accused what it called "plotters" of trying to undermine the Egyptian state.
It warned they would bring Egypt "chaos and destruction".
Scaf has promised to hand over power after presidential elections in June, but opposition groups have been calling for an immediate transfer of power.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the largest number of seats in recent parliamentary elections, has not backed Saturday's protest.
The ruling generals - who have lost popularity since they took over last year - said they would not yield to threats, or bow to pressure to speed up the transition process, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell in Cairo.
Activists are now planning to begin a campaign of strikes in universities and workplaces, she adds.
Article Source : BBC News
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