Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 7, 2013, 6:39 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Revolutionary groups and opposition parties are preparing for a demonstration Friday outside the presidential palace to demand President Mohamed Morsy step down.
On Thursday, 38 political parties and civil society groups issued a statement encouraging people to join them outside the palace and in Tahrir Square.
According to the joint statement, the groups are demanding the prosecutor general be dismissed and the interior minister be tried for using excessive force against protesters. They also want to see a unity government that better represents the country's political landscape.
To garner as much support as possible, demonstration organizers are going door-to-door in a grassroots campaign urging citizens to show up in force.
The Egyptian National Movement Party, headed by former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, said Thursday that it would join the protest to put pressure on Morsy to hold new presidential elections. In addition, the party said opposition forces should boycott upcoming parliamentary elections or work together on a single campaign. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/activists-go-door-door-increase-protest-numbers