World Bulletin/News Desk
Scores of Egyptian engineers have formed a new movement with the aim of offering technical support for the supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who have been camping out in mass sit-in sites in Cairo and Giza for nearly a month.
"The government says it will deprive the protest sites of Morsi's supporters from water and electricity services in order to force them to go home," Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, a mechanical engineer and a founding member of the "Engineers against the Military Coup" movement, told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.
The new group aims to reduce the harmful effects of potential government measures to tighten the noose around Morsi's supporters who have been protesting his ouster by the military for over a month now.
Describing pro-Morsi sit-ins as a "threat" to national security, the government had on Wednesday mandated the Interior Ministry to take the necessary measures to end these sit-ins.
Anti-Morsi activists had later recommended that the Interior Ministry cut water and electricity services to the sit-in sites to force the protestors to leave.
"But now we tell this government that it will not succeed in doing so,” said a confident Abdel-Fattah.
The engineers will use their technical knowledge and skills in working around the potential measures of the government in this regard.
They will form several committees to determine who can do what to offer technical and logistic support for the protestors in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza.
Egypt's Engineers' Association has a membership base of more than 400,000 people, including Morsi himself.
Engineer Alaa al-Roubi, the founder of the new movement, says “Engineers Against the Military Coup” will also work hard to lobby against Morsi's ouster by communicating with people and launching their own media and cyber campaigns.
"The mainstream media keeps feeding people with wrong information about what is happening in our country now," al-Roubi told AA.
"This is why we will talk to everybody to show them the truth. The coup is stealing our will. This is why we all must stand against it, regardless of our political affiliations."Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ağustos 2013, 16:38