Egyptian revolutionary forces call for mass protest against 'coup d'état'

News article, posted 06.20.2012, from Egypt, in:
Egyptian revolutionary forces call for mass protest against 'coup d'état' (Photo: Reuters)

Revolutionary groups will participate in Tuesday's planned nationwide protests against the military junta's recent moves to strip the incoming president of real power via an addendum to the country's temporary constitution.

The April 6 Youth Movement, the Revolutionary Socialists and the Revolutionary Youth Coalition, are among the groups heading to Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday afternoon.

"The declaration is a clear coup d'état against the will of the people… and will lead to a puppet president," said Ahmed Ezzat, of the Revolutionary Socialists.

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist Nour Party will be joining the protest with the additional goals of condemning Thursday's court ruling that dissolved parliament and rejecting the formation of a new constitution-drafting assembly by the junta.

The two Islamist groups, which together hold more than 70 per cent of the seats in parliament, initially called for a march to the parliament building but the idea was rejected by other groups. 

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