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Mass arrests in Egypt .. Demonstrations demanding the departure of Sisi continues

2019-09-22T03:02:18.716Z



Demonstrations continued to demand the departure of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a number of Egyptian cities, while authorities pushed security reinforcements in Cairo and launched a campaign of mass arrests.

The city of Suez witnessed mass demonstrations during which demonstrators chanted slogans against the President.

The Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, and closed some streets leading to the demonstration square, where the demonstration centered in the center of the city, after demonstrations for the same purpose the day before yesterday.

The city of Mahalla al-Kubra in the province of Gharbia north of the Egyptian capital, demonstrations for the second day demanding the departure of President Abdel Fattah Sisi.

The city of Nag Hammadi in the governorate of Qena witnessed a youth march is the first in Upper Egypt since the start of the recent protests demanding the departure of the Egyptian president.

The youths chanted slogans against the Sisi regime demanding comprehensive change. Photos broadcast by activists showed police arrested a number of youths taking part in the march.

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Calls for a million
In Port Said, north of Egypt, a march took place during the demonstrators demanded the departure of the president, and chanted slogans against him, condemning the deterioration of living conditions.

This coincided with a new call by the Egyptian artist and contractor Mohamed Ali for a million demonstrations on Friday to demand the departure of the president.

In the same context, dozens of Egyptians demonstrated in front of the residence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York City, where he participates in the work of the United Nations General Assembly.

The demonstrators chanted slogans calling for Sisi to step down, to try him with officials involved in corruption and waste of public funds, and to raise banners denouncing human rights violations, arresting thousands of dissidents and suppressing demonstrations.

Several supporters of the Egyptian president also staged a demonstration in the same place and chanted slogans praising his presidency and his achievements, they said.

Citizens from the Egyptian community in Washington staged a vigil in front of the White House to denounce Sisi. The protesters called on US President Donald Trump to stop his support for Sisi, and demanded the departure of the Egyptian president.

A number of members of the Egyptian community in the Canadian city of Toronto staged a protest against the Egyptian president in which they condemned his policies, and expressed support for the demonstrations that took place against him the day before Friday across Egypt.The protesters carried banners attacking Sisi and chanted slogans calling for his departure.

Police vehicles in downtown Cairo to face demands for the departure of the Egyptian president (Reuters)

Official comment
In its first official comment on the protests in Egypt, the State Information Service (SIS), in a brief statement, called on international media correspondents to abide by internationally recognized professional rules when covering Egypt's affairs and news.

The Commission said that among those rules not to publish what correspondents do not see themselves or from their sources of information and mentioned, which makes sure other reliable sources witnessed all the facts, according to the statement of the Commission.

Among the rules, the TRA singled out not to rely on social media as sources of news and reports.

The statement stressed the need to put any matters in the context and size given the status of Egypt as a large country with more than one hundred million citizens.

Egyptian media ignored the movement on Friday, which witnessed many Egyptian governorates, led by Cairo.

As media downplayed the scene, accusing the Brotherhood of being behind it, others criticized the poor coverage that pushes citizens to foreign channels.

Source: aljazeera

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