1000’s of pro-democracy protesters marched in cities throughout Egypt on Friday, demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Movies posted on social media confirmed demonstrators chanting “stand up, concern not, Sisi should go” and “the folks demand the regime’s fall” late on Friday.
Protests have been reported within the capital Cairo, the second-biggest metropolis of Alexandria and Suez.
Officers in civilian uniforms confronted the demonstrators who tried approaching Cairo’s Tahrir Sq., the place mass protests began in 2011 which toppled Hosni Mubarak.
Al Jazeera is banned from reporting from inside Egypt, however there have been a number of reviews of arrests made within the capital, and tear fuel getting used on demonstrators.
The demonstrations got here after self-exiled Egyptian businessman and actor Mohamed Ali accused President el-Sisi of corruption and known as on folks to take to the streets and demand the chief be eliminated. El-Sisi has dismissed the allegations as “lies”.
“If el-Sisi doesn’t announce his resignation by Thursday, then the Egyptian folks will come out to the squares on Friday in protest,” Ali stated in a video posted on Tuesday.
— إسلام محمد (@EslamMu7) September 20, 2019
Translation: “Stand up, concern not, Sisi should go”
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