Anti al-Sisi protests in Egypt

epa07857808 Egyptian protesters gather in downtown Cairo shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, 21 September 2019. EPA-EFE/BASMA MOUSTAFA

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Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported.

Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ousting of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.

Amid a heavy security presence, including riot police and plainclothes police officers, protesters were rounded up.

AFP journalists saw at least five protesters being arrested and police firing tear gas at demonstrators around the square.

Via AFP / France 24 

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