A number of demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Friday evening, shouting: "The people want to overthrow the regime." It was the first such demonstration in the center of the capital in years.
Activists on social media platforms celebrated what they saw as the first response to a call to demonstrate against the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, launched by Egyptian contractor and actor Mohamed Ali, who had worked with the army for several years.
The pioneers of social media circulated videos showing the demonstrators in the middle of the square, and activists have fallen to support them and join them to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah Sisi.
Demonstration in Tahrir Square in downtown # Cairo to demand the fall of the regime pic.twitter.com/JsaGn4AgoS- ZaidBenjamin Alternative Account (@ ZaidBenjamin5) September 20, 2019
The contractor and actor Mohamed Ali appeared today in a new video, urging Egyptians to demonstrate today to demand the departure of Sisi, and called on them to break the barrier of fear.
Ali said he called on the Egyptians to go out and stand peacefully, even in front of their homes for only one hour, after the end of the Egyptian Super Football match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek, which began today at 7 pm Cairo time (5 pm GMT).
He said he was calling for an exit without a clash with the security services, and for ceremonial demonstrations to send a message to the defense minister that the masses rejected Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule, and then move to isolate him.
Ali said that if the authorities did not pay attention to this movement, he has a vision of escalation next Friday, and will be presented in future videos.
He added that no revolution "in the day and night", or "revolution in an hour", but "step by step", adding that taking to the streets for an hour is the first step, calling on the Egyptians to show hope, stressing that he has "other upward arrangements."