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Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down


Added 09-21-19 04:03:02am EST - “Dozens of people have protested in Egypt's capital, Cairo, to call for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CAIRO (AP) - Dozens of people have protested in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, to call for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.

The short-lived, rare protest began Friday night near Tahir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

The protesters were responding to a call by a self-exiled businessman who claimed corruption by the military and government without providing evidence.

El-Sissi came to power following the military’s ouster of an elected but divisive Islamist president. The general-turned-president has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands of Islamists and some secular pro-democracy activists.

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