April 6 Youth movement announced on Wednesday that it would escalate its members’ hunger strike in the upcoming days until the protest law is cancelled.
In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, Amr Ali, the movement’s coordinator announced that it supported the hunger strike movement. Ali spoke of ‘the empty stomach” against the protest law which he described as “unconstitutional,” demanding the release of the detainees imprisoned because of the law.
“April 6 Youth movement is against any law suppressing protests but it is not against any law to organise them” Ali said.
Zizo Abdo, the leading member of April 6 Youth movement announced that 30 members of the political youth movement that played a crucial role in the 25 January revolution have joined the nationwide hunger strike.