Islamist alliance calls for 'revolutionary wave', retribution for Rabaa's slain

Ahram Online, Monday 11 Aug 2014

Brotherhood-led alliance calls for supporters to protest in Tahrir, Rabaa Al-Adawyia and Nahda squares on 14 August

Dispersal of the protest camp at Rabaa
File Photo: Dispersal of the protest camp at Rabaa in Cairo on August 14, 2013 (Photo: AP)

The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) has called on its loyalists to flock to squares on Thursday, the first anniversary of the violent dispersal of their protest camps.

"The National Alliance values the legendary persistence of the people in the face of the bloody coup d'etat ... It [the alliance] calls on everyone to strongly go on with the revolution and refuse all the attempts to drag our national struggle into the Algerian scenario," read the statement issued by the 14-party Islamist coalition.

While stressing on abidance with peaceful means of protesting, the statement affirmed their calls for "retribution" and the trying of "the coup leaders" on what they described as crimes of genocide against Egyptians.

The NASL further warned "coup forces" from "continuing the violation of red lines against girls." It added that they are working along with who they said are "the remaining wise-men of the nation" for the unconditional release of all female political detainees.

The statement called on their loyalists to head to the "squares of the revolution": Tahrir, Rabaa Al-Adawyia and Al-Nahda to commemorate the memory of those who died.

The forceful dispersal of the main pro-Morsi camps in Cairo's Rabaa Al-Adawyia and Giza's Al-Nahda squares by security forces claimed the lives of hundreds.

The dispersal was followed by nationwide violence that according to a report issued by the National Council for Human Rights has reached 22 Egyptian governorates, with attacks on police stations and churches that left 686 left dead, including 64 members of the police.

The violence was also followed by a security crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood leaders, members and loyalists where thousands of them are currently behind bars.

As a result, the number of protests demonstrating against the ouster of Mohamed Morsi has significantly dropped in recent months.

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