Egypt: anti-Sisi protest, arrests

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:42:25 +0200

ROME, SEPTEMBER 21 - Egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse hundreds of people gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against the government of President Abdelfettah Al Sisi. Al Jazeera writes that several protesters have been arrested.
Tahrir Square is the symbol of the Egyptian Arab spring: here in 2011 millions of people gathered to dismiss then-president Hosni Mubarak. The protesters gathered the appeal launched on social media in recent days by an Egyptian businessman, Mohamed Ali, exiled in Europe, who accused the president himself and several corruption generals.
According to witnesses to ANSA, the security forces blocked all access roads to the square, the scene in 2011 of the great demonstrations that led to the dismissal of the Hosni Mubarak regime. Some young protesters coming out of the square claim that some of them have been arrested.