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On the invitation of a million at home .. Demonstrations "go sissy" spread abroad

2019-09-22T18:50:42.286Z



Egyptian cities and capitals have witnessed protests by Egyptians in support of demonstrations in several Egyptian cities against President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, amid a campaign of arrests of dozens including human rights activist Mahinor Masri.

In London, dozens of Egyptians gathered chanting slogans calling for the departure of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

In the northern city of Milan, Egyptians demanded that demonstrations continue in Egyptian cities until President Sisi leaves office.

In Cape Town, South Africa, members of the Egyptian community carried out a pause in which they held banners with slogans supporting the demonstrations calling for the departure of President Sisi.

In the German city of Hamburg, Egyptians staged a vigil raising Egyptian flags in support of demonstrations against President Sisi.

These demonstrations and protests are accompanied by calls to millions in Egypt on Friday launched by the contractor and artist Mohamed Ali through social networking sites to demand the departure of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Inside, a massive demonstration in the city of Suez turned into clashes last night when police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition to disperse the protesters. Activists said several people were injured.

The demonstrations included the cities of Mahalla al-Kubra in Gharbia governorate, Nag Hammadi in Qena governorate, and Port Said, where participants chanted slogans against the Sisi regime and demanded a comprehensive change, and the police responded with a campaign of arrests.

Egyptian activists confirmed that the authorities had arrested more than 200 demonstrators in two days.

Al-Jazeera correspondent Mohammed Seif Eddin said that the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (civil society) documented the arrest of about 220 demonstrators, including 34 women, during the past two days on the back of their participation in the demonstrations.

According to UNHCR, 160 demonstrators were arrested in Cairo alone and 11 in both Alexandria and Gharbia.

In a statement, UNHCR called on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the detainees and held the Egyptian government fully responsible for their physical integrity and human dignity, stressing that peaceful protest and demonstration is a legitimate right guaranteed by international law and the Egyptian constitution, and the state must respect this right.

Source: aljazeera

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