On Saturday, the demonstrations continued for the seventh day in a row in Egypt to protest against the deteriorating living conditions and a law permitting the removal of real estate and home demolition, and demanded the departure of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
As the protests continued, the Egyptian Constitution Party called on the authorities of his country to listen to the people’s demands, while Al-Azhar called on the people to stand against attempts to destabilize the country.
The governorates of Giza, Minya and Aswan witnessed nightly demonstrations in which protesters chanted slogans against President Sisi, and demanded freedom and the provision of a decent life for Egyptians, and these demonstrations came a day after large demonstrations took place in what was known as Friday of Anger.
A new night demonstration also took place in Ismailia governorate to protest against the deteriorating living conditions and home demolitions, and demanded the departure of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
A tribute to the Jalabiya
Meanwhile, Egyptians interacted on social media platforms with the tag “A Million Greetings to the Jalabiya”, which was launched by activists to praise the role of the protesters in the villages and marginalized areas, in response to the attempts of pro-government media and commentators to belittle them and mock the movement. .
For his part, the Egyptian businessman and artist Muhammad Ali said that the president talks about building Egypt even if that leads to starvation for its people, but now he displaces Egyptians to build presidential palaces in order for him and his family to reside, adding that this practice is what led to the current worsening tension.
Listen to the people’s demands
In the meantime, the Egyptian Constitution Party called on the authorities of his country to listen to the people’s demands instead of facing the protests with excessive force, and demanded the release of those arrested while exercising their right to protest, as well as all those detained in pretrial cases.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the party said, “The protests are in the villages and suburbs of many governorates in Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt to announce intense congestion and anger among a large segment of the Egyptian people, who are fed up with the policies and decisions that have burdened them.”
Al-Azhar announces its position
On the other hand, Al-Azhar Mosque called on the Egyptian people to stand against attempts to destabilize the country.
He said in a statement, that he “closely followed the destructive movements aimed at destabilizing and disturbing the public order, which seek to undermine Egypt’s security, spread chaos, and disrupt the wheel of development and investment.”
He emphasized that the various development projects being accomplished on the ground “are a clear indication that Egypt is moving towards the right direction, which will bear fruit in the near future, God willing, on all levels.”
Al-Azhar praised the Egyptian people’s awareness of “missing the opportunity for all those who plan to destabilize”, affirming their confidence in the state’s ability to address all its issues internally, in a manner that fulfills the citizen’s interests, relieves his burdens and takes into account his needs.
Demonstrations in Europe
On the other hand, Egyptians demonstrated abroad on Saturday in solidarity with the movement in Egyptian villages and cities.
In the Dutch city of The Hague, Egyptian activists demonstrated in front of their country’s embassy, holding banners to protest the government’s policies and demand the departure of Sisi, and the continuation of what they described as the course of the Egyptian revolution.
Egyptian and Arab activists also organized a stand in the Italian city of Milan to express their support for the popular movement and to demand the departure of Sisi.