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22 Sep 2020 | 09:10 PM UTC

Egypt: Demonstrators gather nationwide September 22

Egypt News Alert

Anti-government demonstrators gather nationwide for third consecutive day on September 22; avoid any large gatherings as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/21/2020, 11:00 PM until 9/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Egypt

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Event

Anti-government demonstrators have gathered in cities nationwide for a third consecutive night on Tuesday, September 22, to protest against President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi. Demonstrations have been reported in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, and Giza, among other locations. There have been reports of security forces and demonstrators clashing, although no casualty figures have been released. Dozens of demonstrators have reportedly been detained.

Further associated demonstrations are possible in the immediate term. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions should be anticipated at all protests.

Context

The recent protests, which began on Sunday, September 20, were reportedly called for by Egyptian entrepreneur Mohamed Ali, currently in exile in Spain. September 20 marks the first anniversary of similar anti-government protests in September 2019, which followed Mohamed's revelations about President Sisi's alleged corruption.

Advice

Those in Egypt are advised to avoid any protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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