September 20, 2019 Hundreds of Egyptians poured through the streets of Cairo, chanting slogans including “Leave, Sisi!” and demanding the “fall of the regime.”
At least 74 people were arrested after clashes between the crowds and police in the capital, a security source said.
The protests came after Mohamed Aly, an exiled businessman and opponent of Sisi posted calls online for demonstrations against Sisi.
He upped the pressure Saturday in an expletive-filled video, imploring Egyptians to join a “million-man march” next Friday and to fill all “major squares” of the country.
“This is a people’s revolution… We have to link up together as one… and organize going down to the major squares,” he said in a Facebook appeal to his followers.
The construction contractor has been posting videos that have gone viral since early September, accusing Sisi and the military of rampant corruption.