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Anti Coup Alliance calls for mass protests on Friday

Group calls for boycott of "coup-supporting brands"

Pro Morsi march to Rabaa after dispersal (Photo by Ahmed AlMalky/DNE)
Pro Morsi march to Rabaa on 14 August 2013 (File Photo by Ahmed AlMalky/DNE)

The Anti-Coup Alliance has called for mass protests on Friday to “defeat the coup” using principles of civil disobedience.

In a Wednesday statement on Facebook, the group commended “ the great people of Egypt in their insistence on breaking curfew by peaceful means” and praised its boycotting campaign, which was announced earlier this week.

The declared boycott targets brands that sponsor certain television shows, as well as businesses owned by “coup supporters”. The official Facebook page for the alliance named food company Galaxy as well as supermarket chair Carrefour, among others, on a list of “pro-coup” businesses.

The coalition also praised the “reaction of different national factions from outside the National Alliance and their siding with activists to break and end the coup.”

The alliance announced mass protests scheduled to begin after Friday prayer, and called on all Egyptians to participate.

The scheduled Friday protests will follow what the group has dubbed “the week the coup departs”, which was also the first week of military-enforced curfew between 7pm and 6am.

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