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Egypt: Tear gas used at protest against President Fattah al-Sisi

3 21.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Police fire tear gas in distance, Cairo
W/S Protesters flee police
W/S Protesters chanting
C/U Protester banging lamppost with rock
W/S Protesters chanting (Arabic): 'Peaceful, peaceful'
M/S Protester chanting (Arabic): 'Just say it, don't be afraid, Sisi should go'
SCRIPT
Tear gas was used to disperse protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday evening at some of the first protests since Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014.
Demonstrators chanted "peaceful, peaceful" and "Sisi should go" in a rare show of dissent.
The protests were a response to corruption allegations against the Egyptian president and his government.
Exiled actor Mohamed Ali accused the country's leader of leading a lavish lifestyle while normal Egyptians live in poverty.
Sisi has dismissed the allegations.
Demonstrations reportedly occurred in other Egyptian cities.