Political parties organize celebrations for June 30th first anniversary
A man walks past graffiti depicting ousted President Mohamed Mursi in downtown Cairo - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO: A number of political parties and movements decided to participate in events to mark the June 30 Demonstrations’ first anniversary, which coincides with the second day of the holy month of Ramadan, according to different sources.

June 30 highlighted the large gatherings and marches in protest against the then Muslim Brotherhood ruling and ended with ousting of the Islamist then-President Mohamed Morsi.

Events organized by the political powers on this day varied between celebrations, honoring of leaders, and undecided stances.

Youths from political and revolutionary powers announced a number of events to be organized on June 30 this year including the National Salvation Front, Revolutionary Powers Coalition, Free Front for Peaceful Change, and Popular Movement for Azhar independence, according to Youm7.

The main events will also include honoring a number of leaders of the National Salvation Front and youths in governorates for their participation, which will be held in one of the large halls in Cairo.

Member of Political Bureau of Revolutionary Powers Coalition Tamer el-Qady told Youm7 that youths are preparing for a large celebration, which will include honoring President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi “for his national role to save the country from the danger of the Brotherhood.”

Member of political bureau of Revolutionary Powers Coalition Mohamed Atteya told Veto gate Tuesday that the June 30 celebrations will take place in Tahrir Square. There will be coordination with the armed and security forces to secure citizens participating in the celebrations.

The April 6 Youth Movement Democratic Front said it did not decide on its participation on the anniversary. Front member Mohamed Youssef told The Cairo Post Thursday that the movement launched a number of initiatives in two categories; denouncing the protest law and following up with the country’s infrastructure improvement.

The movement plans to demand the annulment of the Protest Law during the events, Youssef said and that the conference on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. announced the upcoming events in this regard.

For the social and economic initiatives, Youssef said there are campaigns that target “slums and housing problem, health issued, and other infrastructures in Egypt.”

Youssef noted that the movement made preparations as the new devices announced by the armed forces to detect and cure Aids, hepatitis and other viruses to be in active on June 30.

“We contracted with medical laboratories, where a number of citizens from different governorates were examined and are found to be carrying the viruses the mentioned device was claimed to cure,” added Youssef.

He said the movement will take these patients to the armed forces after the devices begin working on June 30, “in order to know if it was propaganda or does it really cure all these kinds of viruses. It is illogic.”

After the announcement of the device, many scientists considered it as false claim, while former scientific advisor to former Interim President Adly Mansour Essam Heggy said in press statements in February that the devices are inconvincible and should be tested by the international scientific community to comply with international standards.

National Coalition to Support Legitimacy previously called earlier this month for mass demonstrations on July 3, which marks the ousting of Morsi after what they called “military coup.”

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