April 6 coordinates with political factions to protest on anniversary
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CAIRO: April 6 Youth Movement is coordinating with various political factions to join protests during the anniversary of the movement’s foundation against the protest law, political office member Mohamed Nabil told Youm7 Sunday.

Nabil added that the Dostour Party, Misr Al-Qawia, Egyptian Social Democratic Party and Revolutionary Path Front along with all other political factions with detained members would join the protests.

Several reports said that Muslim Brotherhood called for demonstrations during the same day; Nabil condemned such calls, noting that the Brotherhood does not have the right to protest at a memorial day that the group has previously condemned.

During its 2013 anniversary, April 6 protested against the then ruling Brotherhood in what it called a “Day of Rage.”

Another member of the political office, Mohamed Mostafa, told Youm7 that the movement would organize an international press conference from April 3 to 6 about the current political and economic situations.

April 6 launched a new campaign on Saturday in a statement on its official Facebook page, to petition for the repeal of the protest law. The movement will hold meetings with political factions and gather signatures against the law that would be submitted to the presidency.

April 6 member Mahmoud Basha told The Cairo Post Saturday that the current protest law violates the constitution, adding that the movement refuses the law because numerous people have been and continue to be arrested for a series of charges under the name of this law.

Several members of the April 6 Youth Movement are imprisoned along with numerous other political activists over violating the protest law, among them its co-founders Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel.

Additional reporting by Muhammad Ghamrawy, Iman Ali and Mostafa Abdel Tawab.

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