The Democratic Front of 6 April Youth Movement denied in a statement Sunday any collaboration with the Anti-Coup Alliance aiming to scrap the constitution and disturb the referendum process, which will take place this week.
6 April members distanced themselves from their alliance counterparts, who they described as “traitors who sought authority over the blood of the Egyptian people”. The movement said it would not “stain its hands” by cooperating with the alliance and “creating a state of chaos and harassing security forces in order to entice clashes.”
The statement affirmed the movement’s commitment to the boycott of the referendum as announced in a press conference on 8 January, reflecting the will of the group’s members after an internal vote.
The Anti-Coup Alliance had meanwhile announced on 22 December in a press conference its own decision to boycott the referendum. The alliance added that talks with different revolutionary groups were ongoing, but refused to release any names.
Mohamed Abdel Latif, secretary general of Al-Wasat Party and a member of the alliance, said that the alliance did not announce the names of any group that they are having talks with, and added that there would not be any announcement in the near future.
“We plan to avoid protesting near the polling stations as not to provoke the sentiments of other voters,” said Abdel Latif, stressing the peaceful nature of the protests organised by the alliance.