Rare protests in Egypt call for prez to re­sign

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

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.

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