Rare protests in Egypt call for prez to resign
Cairo: Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt on Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.
In the capital, Cairo, protesters gathered on Friday night near Tahrir Square and chanted slogans echoing the Arab Spring uprisings that briefly defied dictatorships across the region. They were responding to a call by a self-exiled businessman Muhammad Ali who claimed corruption by the military and government without providing evidence.
Security forces dispersed the scattered protests, which came after a soccer game. No casualties were reported. At least four dozen people were reportedly rounded up in Cairo and elsewhere in the country.