NASL call for escalated protests during election voting
Leaders of Muslim Brotherhood’s National Alliance to Support Legitimacy during press conference - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) announced a week of escalated protests against the presidential elections, according to NASL’s published release on its official Facebook page Thursday.

Their slogan is Boycott Presidency of Blood and the alliance called for demonstrations against the upcoming elections scheduled for May 26 and 27. In April, the alliance announced in a statement that it will boycott the upcoming presidential elections.

NASL leading member Magdi Qorqor told The Cairo Post Thursday that the protests will be peaceful and reject what they describe as an “act,” referring the elections. They will remain clear of polling stations to avoid clashes with security forces and supporters of both candidates Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi.

“These elections are invalid and NASL will not recognize them no matter who wins, since both candidates are supporters of the military coup on July 3,” Qorqor said.

He said the alliance will proceed its protests even after the elections, saying that this week will only witness escalated protests and that their regular demonstrations will continue.

“There are other new revolutionary powers who will participate in the week of protests since they also reject the elections,” Qorqor said but that he does not have much information about them yet.

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