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Protests erupt in Egypt demanding resignation of President el-Sisi

Demonstrations have erupted in several Egyptian cities with protesters calling for the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, over allegations of corruption.

Protests were reported in the capital Cairo, the second-biggest city of Alexandria and Suez, with demonstrators chanting “rise up, fear not, Sisi must go” and “the people demand the regime’s fall” late on Friday.

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Reports say protests were sparked after self-exiled Egyptian businessman and actor Mohamed Ali accused President el-Sisi of corruption and called on people to take to the streets and demand the leader be removed.

“If el-Sisi does not announce his resignation by Thursday, then the Egyptian people will come out to the squares on Friday in protest,” Ali said in a video posted on Tuesday.

However, El-Sisi has dismissed the allegations terming the claims by Ali as “lies”.

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