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New Anti-government Protests in Egypt Call for Sissi’s Removal

Egyptians once again took to the streets protesting their country’s regime. Police forces arrested several protesters.

Rabat – Videos of anti-government protests in Egypt have gone viral. Egyptians gathered on Friday, September 20 demanding the departure of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sissi.

The small-scale protests took place in Cairo and other cities such as Alexandria, Al-Mahalla, Damietta, and Suez.

Police quickly dispersed the demonstrations, arresting several protesters. 

AFP journalists witnessed five arrests in Tahrir Square in Cairo, where a 2011 revolution led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.

The protests echoed calls for change spread on social networks. According to AFP, Mohamed Ali, an Egyptian businessman exiled in Spain, published several viral videos calling for the overthrow of Sissi and the military and accusing the president of corruption.

Following the military coup d’etat in which Sissi overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, anti-government protests have outlawed.