Coalition of Revolutionary Forces to join 'Second Day of Anger'

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 May 2011

As the call for a "Second day of Anger" on Friday spreads, political groups and coalitions join in, pressing their demands and criticising the pass of change under the military council

The “Coalition of Revolutionary Forces” declared Tuesday that they would be joining this Friday’s “Second day of Anger”, announced for the purpose of continuing the revolution and pressing for its demands. The coalition criticised the military council, describing it as lacking political vision.

The coalition said it disapproved of the manner with which the ruling military council has been dealing with Egyptian citizens. The approach to choosing the governors has also been highly criticised as well as the sluggish pace by which ex-regime officials are being tried. Furthermore, coalition members object to the method and speed by which state institutions are being cleansed of corruption. The state’s negative approach to labour unions and syndicates, limiting their freedoms while scaring people of a potential economic crisis as an excuse has also come under significant fire and criticism.

The coalition has called on all Egyptians to participate in the planned Friday demonstrations and adopted several demands including the formation of a civil presidential council to replace the military council and the postponement of elections until a new constitution is drafted. The demands also include putting an end to the military trials of civilians, the release of all political prisoners and the return of robbed national assets to the country’s treasury.

The coalition consists of more than 30 different movements including: the Revolutionary Youth in Governorates, the Popular Revolutionary Front, the 6 April Movement, the Youth of the National Association for Change, the Revolutionary Youth Coalition, the Coalition of Ethical Police Officers, the Egyptian Coalition Movement, the Alexandria Revolutionary Trustees Council, the Maspero Revolutionary Movement and the Egyptian Popular Council for the Constitution. 

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