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24 Sep 2020 | 05:02 AM UTC

Egypt: Demonstrations continue nationwide September 23 /update 1

Egypt News Alert

Anti-government demonstrations continue nationwide for fourth consecutive day on September 23; avoid any large gatherings as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 11:00 PM until 9/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Egypt

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Event

Anti-government demonstrators gathered in cities nationwide for a fourth consecutive night on Wednesday, September 23, to protest against President Abdel fattah 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 and crowds being forcibly dispersed, although no casualty figures were immediately 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 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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