April 6 Youth Movement and revolutionary figures agree to continue demonstrations

The April 6 Youth Movement met Monday with certain former presidential candidates and revolutionary figures and agreed to continue with mass demonstrations on Tuesday in order to complete the demands of the revolution.

In a statement made Monday, the group said all parties present at the meeting agreed to work on lobbying for the political isolation law that would ban candidate Ahmed Shafiq from the presidential race.

Other demands include a retrial for Mubarak and his men, cleansing the judicial system and dismissing the attorney general.

The statement said attendees to the meeting included former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh and Khaled Ali, as well as MP Essam Sultan, Wasat Party head Abul Ela Mady, and film director Khaled Youssef. Representatives for the Ultras Ahlawy and bloggers also attended.

Earlier in the day, the April 6 Youth Movement, the 25 January Revolution Youth Coalition, the Maspero Youth Union and other groups called for mass protests Tuesday to demand the retrial of officers accused of involvement in the killing of protesters during the January 2011 uprising.

The April 6 Youth Movement was one of the main organizations that promoted anti-Mubarak protests at the beginning of 2011. Massive protests on 25 January sparked a wave of demonstrations that ultimately culminated in Mubarak’s resignation on 11 February 2011.

In recent months, April 6 has been highly critical of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which assumed power after Mubarak. In July, the SCAF accused the group of treason following a planned demonstration in front of the Defense Ministry.

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