Activists reject ‘Egyptian Hyde Park’ proposal

The suggestion by some National Democratic Party members of Egypt’s Shura Council to allocate a place for protesters to express their grievances–in the style of Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner in London–aroused the anger of activist groups, including the “Egyptian Women for Change” movement.

Movement members asserted in a statement that they were not “animals to be caged in a cordoned-off area in order to protest.”

They went on to point out that both independent and opposition MPs had also rejected the suggestion, which they considered a manifestation of Egypt’s longstanding state of emergency.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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