Egypt Independent

NSF to march in mass demo Friday



The National Salvation Front (NSF) announced on Monday it would take part in a mass demonstration called "Departure" that is planned for Friday.

None of the revolution's demands have been achieved, claimed NSF leaders. They added that they call on all citizens to continue protesting until the front's demands of forming a national salvation government, dismissing the prosecutor general and amending disputed constitutional articles are met.

Nabil Zaki, spokesperson for the Tagammu Party, said his party plans to participate in the "Departure" protest as well as any marches the NSF plans.

"The president calls for a dialogue with the opposition from time to time to deceive the people and cover his actions, as well as those of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brothers and their president don't believe in dialogue," he told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The Constitution Party also plans to take part in Friday's protest to fight for social justice, said party leader Ahmed Darrag.

Tareq Tohamy, member of the Wafd Party's supreme body, said his party also planned to participate.

 “Wafdists will meet at mosques selected by the front. They will rally at all Egypt’s squares. They will not stop, until the revolution's demands are fulfilled,” Tohamy said.

Ayman Abulela, a member of the Democratic Egyptian Party's politburo, said some party leaders hesitated to join the protest as they feared violence, while others urged the party to participate, no matter the cost. The party's politburo plans to convene Tuesday to issue a decision.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm