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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Egypt’s “Rebel” campaign has already gathered 7 million signatures against Mohamed Morsy

Egypt's "Rebel" campaign
Egypt’s public campaigned known under the name “Rebel Campaign” has already gathered more than 7 million signatures of Egyptian citizens against the current President Mohamed Morsy and his policies.

The “Rebel” campaign was officially launched of 1 May 2013 in attempt to express disappointment with the policies of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy. The campaign’s organizers aimed to gather 15 million signatures of Egyptians against Mohamed Morsy till 30 June to withdraw the confidence from him and to demand the early presidential elections as Morsy and his administrations fails to deliver any of revolutionary goals and the promises of Morsy’s presidential campaign.

The”Rebel” campaign is gathering the signatures to protests against Morsy’s policies and to demands the early elections nationwide, in the streets of the Egyptians cities and now in internet as well. After the signatures will be collected the petition will be submitted to Egypt’s Prosecutor General.

During the official press conference held on Wednesday the group announced the campaign has already collected 7 million signatures nationwide.

The organizers of the “Rebel” campaign call on all the Egyptian citizens and political groups who are willing to achieve the revolutionary goals to join the campaign and to also attend the million-man march planned to be held in Cairo on 30 June 2013. The march is expected to be held in front of Cairo Presidential Palace, located in Heliopolis. The participants of the scheduled march are planning to present their petition showing withdrawal of confidence from the president and demanding the early elections and to hold the symbolic red cards calling to an end of the Muslim Brotherhood’s domination in Egypt’s politics.

Egypt Independent provides here more detailed information about the numbers of the signatures gathered during the “Rebel” campaign in different Egyptian cities:

Tamarod campaign gathers seven million signatures

Tamarod campaign, in their bid to withdraw confidence in President Morsy and hold early presidential elections, has amassed a total of 7,054,535 signatures thus far.

Cairo was the most rebellious governorate, contributing 1,892,025 signatures, while residents in Giza provided 330,254.

The campaign gathered 492,922 signatures in Qalyubiya and 460,327 in Alexandria. Residents in Sohag added a further 90,490 signatures.

Daqahlia residents signed 1,154,056 petitions, Damietta 160,339, Suez 31,996 and Kafr al-Sheikh 61,186.

Collecting the signatures during the "Rebel" campaign
At a press conference on Wednesday, campaign spokesperson Mohamed Abdel Aziz said that ever since Morsy presented his platform to the country during the electoral campaign last year, the country "has moved from one failure to another, and from one crisis to another." 

"We can no longer talk about giving him a second chance."

He added that "smear campaigns launched by the Muslim Brotherhood" will not undermine Tamarod.  They will only help to demonstrate that "the Brotherhood fears that we will pull the rug from under their feet." 

The campaign called for making 30 June "a watershed in the history of the Egyptian revolution.”

It also demanded that the Egyptian people take to the streets that day and unite around the twin goals of forcing the current regime to resign and holding early presidential elections.

During the conference, the audience protested against Morsy and the Brotherhood, chanting "Down with the rule of the Supreme Guide."