The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced that it will hold a series of meetings with the revolution’s youth in what seemed to be an attempt to clear the air after coming under heavy criticism.
The first meeting is to take place today where a thousand people are expected to attend.
SCAF posted an invitation on their official Facebook page with instructions to the youth to fax their individual RSVP's.
“Out of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ belief in the importance of communication with the great Egyptian people and the youth of the revolution, and considering the willingness of the revolution’s youth to respond to the Supreme Council’s invitation, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces head has ordered to hold more meetings next week to communicate with as many youth as possible,” read the council’s 62nd communiqué on its Facebook page.
“We shut down our fax machines Tuesday at 13:00 after the required number, 1000 youth, was met.”
Over the past few weeks, the ruling military council has been frequently criticised by a number of political forces.
The introduction of several legislations by SCAF, including one that penalises sit-ins, enraged the revolution’s youth.
What also turned up the heat on the ruling military council is that no harsh action has been taken against toppled president Hosni Mubarak or the old regime figures, all detained on multiple charges of corruption.