The ‘Rebel’ campaign has taken Egypt by storm in recent months. The movement, which was started by young revolutionary activists in May this year, has become a lightning rod for discontent with the Muslim Brotherhood. So far 15 million people have signed the campaign statement, withdrawing confidence from Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi and pledging to work for the completion of the goals of the revolution.
Signatures are being collected across the country: in the streets, in the workplaces and during strikes, and at religious festivals. There is no doubt that the ‘Rebel’ campaign has caught the imagination of millions of Egyptians who are frustrated with the Muslim Brotherhood’s broken promises. It has coincided with a wave of workers’ strikes and demonstrations over low pay, insecure jobs and rising unemployment, and widespread anger over water and electricity cuts.
Demonstrations by ‘Rebel’ for 30 June are attracting widespread support. Marches will converge on the presidential palace for a sit-in ‘until the fall of the regime’.
Egyptians around the world are mobilising solidarity demonstrations for Sunday. If you know details of others, please add the information in a comment.
What you can do:
- Join a protest near you in solidarity
- Bring messages of support for the protests from your trade union or campaign
- Download and distribute this article as a leaflet (has details of the UK protest)
UK, London 30 June 2013 ● 2-5pm
Egyptian Embassy, 26 South Street London W1K 1DW
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/391882657593929/
Germany, Frankfurt 30 June 2013 ● 2pm
Römer platz – Römerberg 27, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/576468989059460/
Seoul, South Korea 30 June 2013 ● 2pm
Egyptian Embassy: 46-1, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/598827483483982/
Paris, France 30 June 2013 ● 4-8pm
Place St. Michel, Paris (see comment below for more details)