CAIRO (Reuters) - 102 protesters demanding the departure of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were arrested Friday night near the Tahrir and Ramses fields in central Cairo, but no deaths were reported, human rights sources said.
Police took the arrested protesters to the police station in Azbakia, the largest in downtown Cairo, in preparation for their distribution. In the early morning, the detainees were deported according to their geographical areas.
Police deposited the largest proportion of detainees in the Central Security Camp in the Red Mountain region, belonging to the Greater Cairo area, while the rest were handed over to the security directorates in the governorates according to their geographical distribution in their identity.
Eyewitnesses in Tahrir Square said yesterday that the police had dealt with the demonstrations yesterday with calculated violence at the outset, as security officers in civilian dress descended among the demonstrators, who then sprayed liquid on the protester's face to cause him confusion and paralyze his ability to move, and then carried him inside the deportation vehicles nearby.
Later, police used tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters who returned to the gathering in Abdel Moneim Riad Square adjacent to liberation, and in the surrounding streets.
Elsewhere, witnesses said officers prevented soldiers from attacking protesters and released some after their arrest, which reduced the outcome of the arrests.
Marking Tahrir Square
On the other hand, an opposition label on Tahrir Square topped the list of the highest circulation on Twitter on Saturday, along with a picture carried by tweets showing the projection of a banner bearing the image of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a protest in the north of the country.
The anti-Sisi label topped the show with more than a million tweets and posts, mostly with anti-Sisi phrases, while "Maak Ya Sisi" came in fourth with 6873 tweets.
Wassam is still a supporter and opposition that ignites the Twitter platform, some of which call for protesting in the fields, and heavily convey the image of the projection of Sisi banner in the city of Damietta, following an opposition protest on Friday evening, and others confirm their confidence in the Egyptian president and warn of chaos.
Amid a calm in Egypt and a large security deployment after the protest against him at Tahrir Square (downtown Cairo), Sisi arrived on Saturday morning local time in New York.
The visit lasts several days during which he will participate in the meetings of the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly.
According to the official Egyptian news agency, many members of the Egyptian community in the United States organized after the arrival of Sisi a pause of support and welcome him, in return for a pause against him, carried by opposition channels and activists on communication platforms.