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Forum Post: Activists go door-to-door to increase protest numbers

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 7, 2013, 6:39 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Revolutionary groups and opposition parties are preparing for a demonstration Friday outside the presidential palace to demand President Mohamed Morsy step down.

On Thursday, 38 political parties and civil society groups issued a statement encouraging people to join them outside the palace and in Tahrir Square.

According to the joint statement, the groups are demanding the prosecutor general be dismissed and the interior minister be tried for using excessive force against protesters. They also want to see a unity government that better represents the country's political landscape.

To garner as much support as possible, demonstration organizers are going door-to-door in a grassroots campaign urging citizens to show up in force.

The Egyptian National Movement Party, headed by former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, said Thursday that it would join the protest to put pressure on Morsy to hold new presidential elections. In addition, the party said opposition forces should boycott upcoming parliamentary elections or work together on a single campaign. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/activists-go-door-door-increase-protest-numbers



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[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

That is what Im talking about- running a well conditioned machine.

Occupy was extremely hard to get anything like that going with all the inside problems. When battling for space becomes more important than growth, its a dead end game.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

It isn't going to happen. Not with the fatwa.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

I just glad to see the effort. People going door to door, instead of sitting around talking about whether general stack should be at the beginning or the end of a GA, or even part of it at all...

[-] 1 points by owsarmy (271) 5 years ago

Egyptians struggle is so much more extreme han ours, Much more visceral, and brutal. Broader perhaps because of the widespread poverty. Deeper because of the long history of brutality (US supported!!).

There is much we (US population, & OWS) can learn by watching the Egyptian people fight for a moderate, secular democracy.

Your updates are detailed, and much appreciated.

Solidarity with the Egyptian people who threw off the brutal dictator we propped up, and are in the process of throwing off his predecessor

[-] 0 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 5 years ago

So why did they lose the election last year? Was fraud involved? Explain how this is different than if the Republican voters did the same thing after losing the presidential election again.

[-] 2 points by occupyitnow (31) 5 years ago

Republicans won the last election. They got Obama.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 5 years ago

lol. Except that there were many republicans who were having nightmares over a second Obama victory.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Exactly. Like TPTB give a shit whether its Obama or Romney. They dont pay any taxes, they dont have to follow the law, and they get all the inside perks from the bought out Congress.

I dont see that changing with either of these slack as parties.

[-] 2 points by occupyitnow (31) 5 years ago

Sorry, last 4 elections.

[-] -1 points by auargent (-600) 5 years ago

there was no " election", all for show, the fix was in and obama knew it. you can tell that by his performance in the 1st debate.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Why don't you tell me? That's where this is headed. So, let's hear it.

[-] 2 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 5 years ago

I don't know why the moderates lost the election in Egypt. I find it shocking that what is viewed as the party of extremist religious beliefs was able to get more than 50% of the vote in Egypt. What happened?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Intimidation,half priced vegetables and free meat.