2 million 'anti-coup' signatures collected in Egypt

The drive has been launched three weeks ago with the aim of collecting 30 million signatures of Egyptians opposed to "military coup" against Morsi.

2 million 'anti-coup' signatures collected in Egypt

A petition campaign has gathered more than two million signatures of Egyptian citizens opposed to the July "military coup" against elected President Mohamed Morsi.

In a Wednesday statement, the Batel ('Invalid') campaign said it has collected "2.1 million signatures as part of efforts to garner 30 million signatures against the coup".

The numbers could not be verified.

According to the statement, the campaign aims to "show the real numbers of supporters of legitimacy and to put an end to the military coup".

The drive has been launched three weeks ago with the aim of collecting 30 million signatures of Egyptians opposed to what they call the "military coup" against Morsi.

Founder Abdel-Rahman Mansour earlier told Anadolu Agency that organizers "hope to collect 30 million signatures of Egyptians opposed to the July 3 decision."

It also aims, he added, "to prepare for January 25 [which will mark the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted autocratic president Hosni Mubarak] in Tahrir Square to demand a return to [Egypt's] pre-June 30 status."

Morsi – Egypt's first freely elected leader – was removed from power by the military following massive, well-coordinated demonstrations against his presidency that began on June 30.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by the ousted president's backers as a "military coup," while supporters of the move call it a military-backed "popular uprising."

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