Demonstrations took place in Egypt for the sixth consecutive day in the governorates of Giza, Damietta and Minya, denouncing the deteriorating economic conditions and the demolition of homes, in response to calls under the slogan “Friday of Rage”.
The demonstrators in the village of Umm Dinar (Giza Governorate) chanted slogans confirming the legality of their demands, and demonstrators also took out in the Kafr al-Jabal area in Al-Haram (Giza Governorate).
Egyptians demonstrated against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the village of Mit Abu Ghaleb (in Damietta governorate), and the demonstrators chanted, “There is no god but God, and Sisi is the enemy of God,” “Go Sisi,” and “Down with Sisi’s rule,” as others demonstrated in villages (in the governorate) Minya).
Sources confirmed to Al-Jazeera that dozens of people were arrested after their homes were raided this morning, coinciding with calls for demonstrations, and Egyptian security forces fired birdshot and tear gas at a demonstration in Damietta.
The sources reported the deployment of tight security reinforcements in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria and Suez, and the Egyptian government closed the highway in Cairo for two days. Because of what it said were maintenance work for some bridges, after the Egyptian contractor and artist called on the demonstrators to resort to the highway in the event of an increase in the number of demonstrators.
The demonstrations were renewed in several Egyptian regions, yesterday, for the fifth consecutive day, in protest against the deteriorating living conditions.
Demonstrations took place in villages in the governorates of Giza and Beni Suef (south of the Egyptian capital), during which the demonstrators expressed their anger at what happened in the recent period, especially after the start of the campaign of demolishing the violating homes ordered by President Sisi.
The hashtag # Collected_Ager_25_September 25 also issued the hashtag list in Egypt, and many tweeted under it, calling for the departure of Sisi and improving the living conditions of the population in Egypt.
Egyptian businessman and artist Mohamed Ali said that the number of demonstrators against the deteriorating living conditions in Egypt is increasing day by day, which, according to him, predicts the success of the so-called Friday of Anger demonstrations, which is expected today.
In a new recording published on his Facebook page, Muhammad Ali said that the demonstrators, during the past days in various Egyptian villages and governorates, gave the courage to large groups of the Egyptian people to demonstrate forcefully against the policies of the Egyptian authority during today’s demonstrations.