Anti-regime demonstrations erupt across country in Cairo, Al-Jiza, Luxor upon call of self-exiled businessman
Egyptians took to the streets across the country after weekly Friday prayers, demanding the departure of President Adel-Fattah al-Sisi.
Several Egyptian social media activists shared footage of demonstrations in Cairo, Al-Jiza and Luxor responding to calls by self-exiled Egyptian businessman Mohamed Ali to protest al-Sisi’s rule.
This was the sixth day of against anti-regime protests amid deteriorating living conditions in Egypt.
Mohammad Ali urged the Egyptians on his Facebook page to hold street demonstrations on Friday against al-Sisi regime and to “break the fear barrier” in the face of the regime brutal crackdown of the protests.
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Egyptian security forces launched random arrest campaigns in the streets, which included searching pedestrians’ phones for photos of the protests.
Al-Sisi came to power in Egypt in July 2013, after he deposed the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohammad Morsi.
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