Oh Revolutionaries of the Squares. They will not Rob us Twice!
Let us form popular committees in all the revolutionary squares
When the revolutionaries chanted for the continuation of the revolution they believed. They believed when they insisted that it had not been completed. Now it is returning, crashing into the squares. The price of freedom and justice is being paid for with the life and eyes of it youth. Ten months since the spread of the Egyptian revolution’s first spark, the foresight of those has been proven, those who called for not leaving the square, and those who sat-in time after time demanding retribution, the rights of the martyrs, the release of their colleagues who had been tried in military courts, and the departure of a regime that gave the military salute the first day, in order to steal good Egyptian hearts then swoop down and torture, arrest, judge and slaughter us today with its bullets and deadly bombs, revealing its true face. It has always been, since the first day, an extension of Mubarak’s regime.
In the January – February round of our noble revolution, when the revolutionaries were facing the regime’s bullets with their bare chests in defense of their sit-ins, and when they were sowing the seeds of freedom with every martyr and injury, some elected themselves and decided to represent the revolution and speak in its name, claiming that it was a revolution without leadership. Thus they decided that they were the leadership. They stole the revolution and diverted the path of resistance into the path of negotiations, agreements, and documents that represented their interests. They wrestled with the constitution and the elections, denying the demands for retribution, for trying the killers, and for purging all the regime’s institutions.
Today the same situation is repeating itself with more ferocity, and as parliamentary seats and political power float on the horizon, they ask full of insolence, “Who are those people in Tahrir?” We are answering them: “We are the youth of Tahrir, and all Egypt’s squares are the revolution. We are the revolutionaries of January and February, the revolutionaries of April, August, and September. We are those who did not sell out the revolution. We are those who do not forget the martyrs of yesterday and today. We are those who are being martyred now in the squares while your mouths water for power you do not deserve.
This time, we will not let them steal our revolution. This time, we will not let them speak in our name. They’re searching for the revolution’s voice? Then let us form committees in the squares of every revolutionary governorate.
Let us make them listen to the revolution’s voice. The voice of January and February and what is between them.
The voice of the ongoing revolution. Its only legitimate spokesman.
The Popular Committees for the Defense of the Egyptian Revolution
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