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Anti-Coup Alliance announces week of protests alongside 3 July anniversary

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By Jihad Abaza

The Anti-Coup Alliance is planning to organise a series of protests over the coming week which it has collectively dubbed “We will live dignified”, the organisation announced in a Thursday statement.

The protests, the alliance said, would commemorate the one-year anniversary of the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi and would be in preparation for what they called a “July uprising”.

The alliance also announced that it is preparing a “spiritual revolutionary” programme for the month of Ramadan.

“I see that this is good timing for action because there is so much pressure being put on the Egyptian people,” said Alaa Mostafa, a member of the alliance. “There is a huge problem in Egypt now. There is no democracy, no real participation in the presidential elections, and absolutely no respect for human rights. We have killings, abuse, and rape.”

Mostafa added that she does not agree with those who say that protests are no longer effective. “There is no other way to express oneself peacefully,” she said.

 


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