The fifth episode of the series “The Choice 2”, broadcast on several Egyptian and Arab satellite channels, which dealt with the events of the dispersal of the Rab’a sit-in, brought back painful memories to millions of Egyptians, who witnessed this bloody day, and ended according to the lowest estimates, which are those issued by the National Human Rights Council (government) killed 632 people and injured around 4,400.
The series produced by the United Media Services Company “Synergy” directed by Tamer Morsi, who serves as the media arm of Egyptian intelligence, especially the episode which aired yesterday, which not only led to distress among many, but also The societal division around the incident has returned to frontage Social communication is a state of great variation in the treatment of the series.
A spokesperson for Synergy announced yesterday that the fifth episode of the series “The Choice 2”, which bears witness to the events of the Rab’a sit-in dispersal, will be broadcast without commercial interruption, as it “contains events important events that took place in the history of Egypt, and therefore the decision was to forgo the outcome of the commercials in advance. “According to him.
Following the broadcast of the series, social media platforms in Egypt witnessed widespread activity from those who opposed it, who reposted videos of the sit-in’s true dispersion across the hashtags “Rabaa Massacre” and “Choice 2” and other hashtags, which overtook Twitter’s trend for short tweets to counter what they called “Fake Snapshots and Events” in the series.
On the other hand, pro-regime media praised the series and said that it documented the events of the Rab’a sit-in dispersal with great know-how, and a number of ‘between them confirmed that the series “Choice 2” is a painful series. and a painful blow to the heart of terrorist organizations and to all who finance, support, support and sympathize with them.
Journalist Nashat al-Daihi, who is close to the Egyptian regime, praised the series and said in his program “The Paper and the Pen” on the satellite channel “TeN” that those he called Brotherhood militia were the ones who fired the first bullet in Rab’a’s scattering into the chest of an Egyptian officer, only to fall as a martyr, adding All of this destruction and murder was documented in dramatic context in the fifth episode of the series “Choice 2”. Publicity
In turn, journalist Lamees Al-Hadidi, close to the regime, said through her program “Last Word” broadcast on the satellite channel “Extra News”: “All generations must see this historical epic, and it must be taught. . in schools, because we don’t study what’s being done. “By Hassan Al-Banna (founder of the Muslim Brotherhood), it is imperative to teach what the Muslim Brotherhood committed in a fourth crime, and a fourth was a hotbed of terror.”
At dawn on August 14, 2013, Egyptian police supported by the armed forces dispersed the sit-in by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square (east of Cairo), after more than 48 days the protesters had spent there. This resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries, and after 2 p.m. it took the sit-in to disperse, estimates of the death toll were high.
Forensics announced in an official statement on November 5, 2013 that the total number of victims is 377, including 31 unidentified bodies, while the (government) National Human Rights Council released a report. in which he said the number 632 people were killed during the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in. 8 policemen were killed.
On the other hand, unofficial sources presented figures much higher than those disseminated by official circles, the coalition in support of the late President Mohamed Morsi having announced on August 15, 2013 that the total number of deaths in the dispersal of the Rab’a sit -in alone reached 2,600, the same number as that delivered by the field hospital.
The sit-in was broken up around a month and a half after a coup led by current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi while he was defense minister on July 3, 2013, when the constitution was suspended, and Morsi was removed from his post after a year in office as the first elected civilian president of modern Egypt.