The 6April Youth Movement has made protest plans for 6 June under the title “And what is the end of it?”
The exact action to be taken will “remain a surprise”, spokesperson Amal Sharaf said on Tuesday.
Sharaf said the movement created this event because “things continue to go from bad to worse”.
She added that injustice has “exceeded its limits”, especially with the news of mass death sentences, executions, and increases in military trials “especially in governorates outside Cairo”.
Sharaf also referenced authorities’ “broken promises”, after authorities previously stated they would release political prisoners that include Ahmed Maher, a co-founder of the movement.
Last April, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters ruled to ban the 6April movement for “espionage” and “activities that distort Egypt’s image”.
While Sharaf stated that she believed this event “will bring change”, and that “everyone who is against what is happening and has had enough will unite”, another 6 April member, Ahmed Orban, stated he is not very optimistic.
“Honestly, I don’t think anything much will happen, unfortunately,” Orban said, adding “but the event should focus on exposing the catastrophic failures that are happening.”
“It is a step towards rallying [political forces] and gaining the sympathy of the street once again,” Orban added.