The Anti-Coup Alliance has called for mass demonstrations in what it has dubbed “the Friday and week of ‘Loyalty to the Blood of the Martyrs’.”
The alliance affirmed its “rejection of the bloody coup” and called for the “Egyptian people to gather in all streets of Egypt this Friday and Saturday.” It intends to continue protests throughout the week.
“The blood of the martyrs that flowed like rivers in Rabaa [Al-Adaweya], Nahda[Square] and all squares of Egypt, and the smell of burning bodies, call upon you,” said a statement from the alliance ahead of its planned action.
Saturday will mark one month since the security forces cleared the two pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins, which resulted in the deaths of 1,063 people, including 983 civilians, 52 security personnel and 28 bodies found under the platform of the pro-Morsi Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in in Cairo, according to the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights.
The alliance also called on “free people of the world” to demonstrate on Saturday to express their support for “the demands of the Egyptians, of freedom and democracy.”
The group ended its statement saying, “we remind the coup organisers that even with your tanks, planes and madness, you will not pass… you will not pass… you will not pass.”
Security forces closed off the major squares in Cairo and Giza on Friday morning, including Rabaa Al-Adaweya, Nahda and Tahrir Squares.