Ultras White Knights called on anyone who believes in freedom and human dignity to protest next Saturday.
The group released a statement on Tuesday saying that retribution for Amr Hussein is going to be achieved. “Retribution is inevitable,” the group said, describing the scheduled protest on Saturday as a “decisive step for salvation.”
Hussein, an 18-year-old group member, was killed after clashes outside Zamalek Club on 18 September, which took place between the group’s protesters and police and the club’s security personnel. Hussein died on 23 September, after sustaining a bullet to the back.
“In the name of the empty seat in the stands… in the name of everyone who fell by your side… no reconciliation,” the statement read. “Our hearts are thirsty and our souls are ready for revenge,” the group added.
The protesters had been demanding that Zamalek Sporting Club chairman Mahmoud Abbas be removed, but the protests turned violent when they attempted to storm the club. That same demand was raised by supporters of the club in August who blamed Abbas and the board of directors for the club’s “failure,” in protests that also turned violent.
The group vowed to avenge his death and protested last week, demanding retribution for Hussein in Cairo, Alexandria, Beheira, Kafr Al-Sheikh and other governorates, describing the marches as “the first step to demand retribution” for their fallen member.
Earlier this week, the group released a statement making it clear that they have no political affiliation, stressing that their only allegiance is to the Zamalek Club. In a statement, the group said its members represent “the entire Egyptian people, with some members who are supportive of the revolution and others who are against it… we are not an organisation with a specific ideology.”