Rare Protests Break out in Egypt Against President Sisi

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched in cities across  Egypt  on Friday to demand the resignation of President  Abdul Fatteh el-Sisi.

Hundreds of Egyptians filled Tahrir Square in Cairo – a key site of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution – demanding his resignation.  Demonstrations also reportedly took place elsewhere around the country.

Tear gas has been fired to disperse demonstrators in Egypt, at some of the first protests since President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took power in 2014.

The protests are in response to corruption allegations against President Sisi’s government.

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.

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