Around 150 members of the Egyptian Tamarod ("rebellion") movement have announced that they have joined pro-Morsi supporters. The announcement was made at a public conference organised by the National Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Martyrs' Square in the district of Helwan.
Saber Mohammed, a coordinator in Tamarod, said that he would participate in all future anti-coup events. He pointed out that he joined the pro-legitimacy camp when he discovered the ugly face of the military regime and watched the massacres committed by the soldiers and the daily arrests of legitimacy supporters and national figures.
"When I signed the Tamarod petition to withdraw confidence from President Morsi and hold early elections I did not mean to kill anyone or arrest thousands of young people," he explained. "However, hundreds of young people, including myself, who were part of the Tamarod campaign were surprised to be prevented from opposing any step taken by General Sisi and the military council." Anyone who dared to do so, he added, faced imprisonment and death.