April 6 protests in Alexandria for release of political detainees

The April 6th Youth Movement's Ahmed Maher Front continued its week-long protest Tuesday in solidarity with detained activists.

The protest took place took place inside the Suez Canal tunnel in Shatby. The campaign began a week ago in Alexandria.

Protesters drew pictures of the detainees on the walls of the tunnels while holding banners reading “if you are opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood policies honk your horn” and “the revolution continues, let your anger kill you.”

Mahmoud al-Khateeb, an official spokesperson for the movement, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that peaceful solidarity with detainees is an obligation, and that the goal is to send a message that protesters will not give up on the legitimate gains of the revolution.

"Despite our continuous efforts to correct the path of the revolution and achieve its goals, we have discovered that the regime is fascist and exercises suppression and terrorism against its people. The numbers of political detainees have doubled and the regime's policies have divided Egyptian society," he said.

Khateeb criticized what he described as “plans to abort the revolution” and reproduce the regime of ex-President Hosni Mubarak.

"We finally know who the third party is — that which allied and colluded with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces against the revolution in order to reach power. It is now monopolizing power and rejects the participation of revolutionary powers in politics."

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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