The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy announced it will hold mass protests on Friday, dubbed “The People Regaining their Revolution,” in reference to the January 25 uprising.
“The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy calls on the great Egyptian people to rally on Friday 30 August, to regain their stolen revolution and freedoms in what will be the largest protests and sit-ins that the streets and squares of Egypt will ever witness,” the group said in a press statement released on Wednesday.
The Alliance was formed after the military-sponsored ouster of President Mohammed Morsi on 3 July to call for his reinstatement. Despite a curfew and emergency law coming into effect, the group has been staging regular rallies since security forces dispersed the two major pro-Morsi sit-ins of Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda Square in Cairo on 14 August.
In the press statement, the Alliance blamed: “domestic and foreign instigators” for triggering the current political turmoil in Egypt, which it says resulted from “a military coup” that “usurped the will of the people and stole the gains won by the [25 January] revolution.”
The Alliance also announced plans for civil disobedience starting Friday, calling on Egyptians to refrain from paying taxes and to boycott television channels, and their product sponsors, that it alleges incite violence against Morsi supporters.