In Rare Protests, Egyptians Demand President Sisi’s Removal

CAIRO, Sept 21 (NNN-MENA) – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have marched in cities across Egypt, to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators chanting: “rise up, fear not, Sisi must go” and “the people demand the regime’s fall” late on Friday.

Protests were reported in the capital Cairo, the second-biggest city of Alexandria, and Suez.

Officers in civilian clothes confronted the demonstrators, who tried to approach the Tahrir Square in Cairo.

There were several reports of arrests made in the capital, and tear gas being used on demonstrators. 

The demonstrations came after self-exiled Egyptian businessman and actor, Mohamed Ali, accused President el-Sisi of corruption and called on people to take to the streets and demand the leader be removed. Sisi dismissed the allegations as “lies.” 

“If el-Sisi does not announce his resignation by Thursday, then the Egyptian people will come out to the square on Friday in protest,” Ali said.– NNN-MENA