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The build-up to Friday’s protests began with a video of an Egyptian residing abroad, filming himself with a phone in a room overlooking the sea, accusing the country’s rulers of corruption and squandering billions on vanity real estate projects.
Following the release of Mohamed Ali’s videos, a series of other videos were released accusing Sisi and the armed forces of corruption and demanding that he leave office, a demand that soon developed into calls for protests on Friday. The calls have been popular on social networks in the past few days.
Police arrested activist and lawyer Mahienour al-Massry on Sunday afternoon outside the Supreme State Security Prosecution headquarters in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement neighborhood, according to a Facebook post by Massry’s friend Noha Kamal.
Protests broke out on Saturday night in Suez for the second day in a row. People in the port city gathered in al-Arbaeen Square, calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to leave office, according to eyewitnesses who spoke to Mada Masr. Security forces began using tear gas to disperse the crowd, but the number of protesters only grew larger, with demonstrations continuing until 6 am Sunday morning.
Hundreds of protesters were arrested last night by police forces in widespread protests calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to step down in the wake of corruption allegations, according to estimates relayed to Mada Masr by lawyers and human rights organizations.
Egypt’s police dispersed on Friday evening limited protests in Downtown Cairo and several other cities following calls to demonstrate against alleged mismanagement of public funds by government administration.
Police forces raided the home of journalist Magdy Shendy, editor-in-chief of al-Mashhad newspaper, on Tuesday. While Shendy was not home at the time of the raid, police arrested his son, Omar, according to Amr Badr, a member of the Journalists Syndicate board.
Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the brother of a United States-based activist to remain in detention amid an ongoing investigation into allegations against him that include joining an outlawed group and spreading false news, according to a lawyer.
The Egyptian cabinet's media center has published an info-graph on Sunday saying that from 2017 to 2019, one thousand churches and church-affiliated service premises have been given legal status by the committee concerned with legalizing unlicensed churches.
The state-owned Egyptian media regulator said that it was "likely" that the BBC and other news websites have been blocked in Egypt over "inaccurate" coverage of limited protests on Friday.
A Minya criminal court has given life sentences to eleven defendants and fifteen-year prison terms to 106 others in a mass trial for offences related to an attack on a police station in 2013.
A Damanhour criminal court in Egypt's Behiera governorate sentenced on Sunday six defendants to death, two to life in prison and acquitted eight others over charges of joining a terrorist group and manufacturing and possessing explosives.
Members of the Egyptian military’s “Thunderbolt” forces and United States special forces conducted a joint combined exchange training (JCET) to fight terrorism in the field on Sunday.
Egyptian and French naval forces carried out Sunday a transit naval training in the northern fleet region of the Mediterranean Sea.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed that Egypt is continuing with efforts to help the Palestinian people restore their legitimate rights and establish their independent state in accordance with the international accords.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that although Egypt recognises Ethiopia’s right to development, the issue of the Nile is a matter of life and death for Egyptians, referring to the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) called on international media outlets and their accredited correspondents in Cairo to abide by internationally recognised professional standards in their coverage of Egyptian affairs and news.
Ethiopia on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Egypt to operate a four-billion-dollar hydropower dam the Horn of Africa country is constructing on the Nile, further deepening a dispute between the two nations over the project.
Egypt’s Minister of Public Business Sector Hisham Tawfik said that the government is adopting an integrated plan to improve the cotton and textile industries by benefiting from foreign experience in this regard.
For the first time since 2016, Egypt’s stock exchange suspended trading for thirty minutes on Sunday after the EGX 100 index fell by five percent, according to Egypt’s bourse data.
Egyptian security forces killed a terrorist from the Hasm group, which is affiliated with the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood organisation, during a security raid against a hideout in al-Matareya district in East Cairo, a Ministry of Interior statement said late Saturday.
Egyptian security forces killed nine terrorists in raids on two terrorist hideouts in the suburban cities of Obour and 15 May in Greater Cairo, a statement by the Ministry of Interior said.
People took to the streets in protest on 20 September in several governorate across Egypt, calling Sisi to step down.
Fifty-five people were arrested following anti-Sisi protests in Tahrir square, according to security sources.
Mada Masr reports on the protests against Sisi and the state’s escalating wave of arrest against protesters.
The article discusses how Egypt’s media authority has been monitoring the coverage of the protests.
The article examines the repercussions of the anti-Sisi protests on Egypt’s stock exchange.
The Egyptian Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression reported widespread arrests against anti-Sisi protesters.
The Ismailia Prosecution ordered the detention of six workers for fifteen days over illegal protest charges.
The article discusses the struggle from within the military intelligence in response to the latest protests.
Almanassa examines the evolution of the political system in Egypt with a focus on political parties that emerged after January 2011.
The Civil Democratic Movement raised a number of demands, all of which call for releasing detainees, lifting ban on websites and opening an investigation into the corruption cases within the military and government.