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Anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaigners assaulted in Cairo

'Rebel' campaigners attacked in Cairo's Helwan district – allegedly by Brotherhood supporters; anti-Morsi petition gains over 2 million signatures since 1 May

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 May 2013
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Members of the anti-President Morsi 'Rebel' campaign were assaulted in Cairo on Monday afternoon, allegedly by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

'Rebel' is a grassroots movement to register opposition to President Mohamed Morsi and force him to call early presidential elections by collecting 15 million signatures by 30 June.

Members of the group were collecting signatures in the Helwan district of Cairo when Brotherhood supporters threw glass bottles at them, tore up petition papers and threatened people attempting to sign the petition, 'Rebel' member Mohamed Hussein told ONA news agency late on Monday.

Hussein claimed a female volunteer was dragged along the ground by supporters of the Islamist group and that many other people were injured in the clashes.

The 'Rebel' Facebook page has around 100,500 followers, up by over 30,000 since Monday afternoon.

The positive response has led organisers to expand the campaign to include conferences and roundtable discussions across the country, Mahmoud Badr, founder of 'Rebel', told Al-Ahram Arabic news website on Monday

President Morsi's Islamist allies have attacked the campaign, with some labelling it illegal and unconstitutional.

Officially established on 22 April, the signature drive began on 1 May. Organisers say they have collected more than 2 million signatures so far. 

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17-05-2013 03:38pm
Brotherhood assaulters
They deserve to return to the jail, and throw the keys into the deep sea.
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19-05-2013 10:01am
Muslim brothers
Mubarak, just bfore being ousted, said: after me the chaos. This is what's happening with those people around.

Abu Saif
14-05-2013 02:08pm
Wow I think managment is scared of this grass root stuff they used to do. Change always comes from the Bottom up
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