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Sabbahi and ElBaradei to hold rally on Friday for 30 June protests

Liberal and leftist opposition groups will march in Cairo's Imbaba district on Friday, calling on people to join 30 June anti-Morsi protests

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Jun 2013
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Mohamed El Baradei, center, speaks during a press conference following the meeting of the National Salvation Front, as former Egyptian presidential candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi, left, and former Egyptian Foreign Minister and presidential candidate, Amr Moussa, right, listen in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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The Egyptian Popular Current Movement has invited several opposition groups to a conference on Friday evening to discuss the current political situation and the planned 30 June protests against President Mohamed Morsi.

The April 6 Youth Movement, the Constitution Party and the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, as well as the Egyptian Popular Current, will march in Imbaba, near downtown Cairo, on Friday afternoon, calling on people to join the upcoming demonstrations, and will then hold the conference.

The event will coincide with rallies against political violence being planned by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.

Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Constitution Party, Hamdeen Sabbahi, founder of the Egyptian Popular Current, and Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, a leading member of the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' signature drive, are expected to attend the conference, along with other public figures.

Egypt is anticipating nationwide protests on 30 June aimed at forcing Morsi – who hails from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement – to step down and hold early presidential elections.

The planned demonstrations, the culmination of Egypt's 'Rebel' campaign – which aims to collect 15 million citizens' signatures in support of a withdrawal of confidence from President Morsi – will also call for snap presidential elections.

In reaction to the planned 30 June protests, the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist forces – including centrist Wasat Party and the ultra-conservative Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya – announced that they will hold a "million-man anti-violence rally” on 21 June.  

Activists marching on Friday are also planning on collecting more signatures for the 'Rebel' campaign, which aims to collect 15 million signatures calling for early presidential elections by 30 June, the first anniversary of Morsi's presidency.

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18-06-2013 05:46pm
its about time the NSF & others got your act together!!! I am so glad, really & truly...the true people of Egypt need you united and have a whole lot of disillusioned people counting on you the NSF & all the other rebel groups..UNITY IS THE ONLY WAY FOR CHANGE TO thoughts & prayers are with you all..if you want it to happen it will..I have faith..your country is counting on you..the people of Egypt & the world are with you..
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25-06-2013 01:31am
SO GLAD!! - Favoring Military Dictatorship OR Wishing For The Return Of Mubarak
You are fully aware that NSF and opposition leaders lost in the last elections and they are creating demonstrations because they are afraid of elections. Had they supported the elections, the judges would not have put obstacles in the way for elections. You may be happy too for Egypt not being ab le to hold elections. Then you are a person who believes in winning only. As such you must have people like Mubarak to rule because he will be the lone candidate for Presidential election and he will make sure his candidates wins all pafliamentary elections. Alternatively you like MILITARY dictatorship because no election is required and the Military Council will decide for you everything. It is time for you to search your souls and ask what is actually democracy about. The aspirations of the majority decided through free and fair elections is the essence of democracy. You may be unhappy when your favorite political loses but at the time you respect the wishes of the majority.

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