Demonstrations continued outside Egypt to support demonstrators at home and demand the departure of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who considered that the "cancer of terrorism" is still trying to kidnap Egypt, and continues to condemn international organizations to suppress the media and demonstrators.
Dozens of Egyptians held a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York, chanting slogans "Down with the fall of Sisi rule," and raised banners against corruption and looting and wasting public money, and another demanding the immediate release of thousands of detainees.
In Berlin, Egyptian activists staged a sit-in in front of the Egyptian embassy, held up slogans demanding the overthrow of the regime, and condemned the repression against demonstrators in Egypt.
In Paris, Egyptians representing a number of Egyptian associations in France demonstrated against the spread of corruption, the deterioration of living conditions, the increase in arbitrary arrests and the prosecution of human rights defenders and journalists, demanded that those involved in the abuses be held accountable, and called on the international community to stop supporting the Sisi regime.
The Egyptian community in Manchester, Britain, held a demonstration in support of the popular movement inside their country. They carried banners denouncing what they called the military rule and called for the departure of Sisi.
In Sydney, Australia, members of the Egyptian community renewed their demonstrations and expressed their support for the demonstrations in Egypt, chanting slogans calling on the Egyptian president to leave and calling for the fall of "military rule."
Demonstrators in several Egyptian cities went out on Friday in marches calling for the departure of Sisi, while the authorities closed Tahrir Square and stopped the movement of traffic in a number of subway stations.
Amnesty International said Cairo had witnessed a massive closure and that the mass arrests of previous days were appalling.
On the other hand, the Egyptian president played down the importance of these demonstrations, while a number of supporters rallied in downtown Cairo.
El-Sisi said in a series of tweets on Twitter that the "cancer of terrorism" is still trying to kidnap Egypt, stressing his steadfastness in confronting him, saying that the steadfastness is thanks to God and then thanks to the army of Egypt, which was and still is the obstacle that shattered the ambitions and ideas of the owners of malicious souls, according to His expression.
He pointed out that what he called the battle with terrorism did not end, and will not end without the will of the people determined to eliminate all kinds, "whether terrorism of minds or selves."
On the other hand, Reporters Without Borders condemned what it considered as a new attempt by the Egyptian authorities to muzzle the media in the country. It said that since the beginning of the protests on the 20th of this month, authorities have detained at least six journalists and blocked websites, bringing the number of journalists detained in the country. Egypt to 31.
The organization pointed out that this new wave of arrests once again shows the blackout adopted by the current system, which "violates the right of citizens to access to information," and demanded that the media be silenced in times of unrest.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has expressed concern about the large-scale arrests in connection with the demonstrations in Egypt, and called for the release of all those arrested.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement rejected the statement of the UN High Commissioner, said that it was based on undocumented information, and claimed that the right to demonstrate in Egypt is guaranteed in accordance with the Constitution and the law.
A senior State Department official said Washington supported the right to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful demonstration in Egypt, calling on the Egyptian authorities to guarantee this right, while US lawmakers and legislators called on the Egyptian authorities to respect the right of its citizens to demonstrate, including prominent Democratic senator Bernie Sanders and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. In Congress Senator Bob Menendez and Rep. Ro Khanna.