Egypt opposition says reuniting for uprising anniversary

The groups included the April 6 movement, which was in the frontline of the revolution against Mubarak, the opposition movement, Journalists against the Coup, and the Revolutionary Alliance of Egyptian Women.

Egypt opposition says reuniting for uprising anniversary

World Bulletin/News Desk

Twenty Egyptian opposition groups said Sunday that they had been discussing unity ahead of the fourth anniversary of the January 25 revolution that ousted longstanding President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

"The time has come for us to restore popular unity in preparation for a new wave of the January revolution," the 20 groups said in a joint statement on Sunday.

"Everybody must take part in the quest for restoring unity," they added, referring to discussions and workshops being held across Egypt in this regard.

The groups included the April 6 movement, which was in the frontline of the revolution against Mubarak, the opposition movement, Journalists against the Coup, and the Revolutionary Alliance of Egyptian Women.

April 6 called on Egypt's opposition to rally behind the objectives of the revolution that ousted Mubarak in 2011 after three decades of rule.

Movement coordinator-general, Amr Ali, said April 6 had prepared a five-point initiative to reunite the opposition, noting that the five points included the need for the public to be part of opposition activities in the days to come, the need for forming a salvation government in Egypt and spreading justice.

Made up of young political activists in the most part, April 6 was at the heart of the anti-Mubarak uprising that erupted on January 25 of 2011.

Mubarak, previously accused of ordering the killing of demonstrators during the revolution, was recently acquitted by an Egyptian court along with several security officials, which increased the anger of revolutionary groups.

 

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