The March 12 Movement, a collective of civil society organizations, has requested all Members of Parliament to use their votes against the Declaration of Emergency without giving their approval in Parliament.
The movement called for the immediate lifting of the current curfew as it will not resolve the current crisis. It is also requesting relevant authorities to refrain from rushing to use emergency powers.
The statement added that even the minimum opportunity created for the general public to express their views has been violated in an authoritarian manner.
The March 12 Movement announced that it was therefore requesting the President to avoid such repressive measures and to treat all as equal citizens.