Founder of the Egyptian Tamarrod campaign, Mohamed Fawzi, has said that defected founders and members of the group are preparing to launch a new anti-military coup movement, Tamarrod 2.
Fawzi, who defected from Tamarrod (that offered popular cover to the military coup,) said that a number of rebels from other revolutionary parties are taking part in the preparation for the new movement.
The goal of the new Tamarrod is to disqualify the current Egyptian authorities, who have approved military prosecution for civilians and immunised the army in the new draft constitution. The authorities also approved the demonstration law, which undermines the right to protest.
Concerning the name Tamarrod 2, Fawzi said: “It is temporary. We will announce the new name in a press conference next week.”
Regarding the activities of the new Tamarrod, Fawzi stated that they will call for the formation of a Revolutionary Leadership Council to run the country for six months. That council should eradicate corruption in the state institutions through revolutionary trials.
He also said that the new campaign is going to supervise and guarantee laying down a new constitution without any guardianship, and handing the country to an elected authority.
Fawzi denied any external funds and also denied any relations with the Muslim Brotherhood of the anti-coup National Alliance. He said that he recognises that the current government will accuse the new campaign of having connections with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Until now, Fawzi has said that the new campaign has collected more than a million paper signatures and about half a million electronic signatures. He said that the campaign is funded internally by supporters.