The Middle East Eye

Protests broke out across Egypt last Friday following weeks of calls from tycoon-turned-whistleblower Mohamed Ali for people to head to the streets and demand the fall of the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

In several different cities, large crowds did just that into the early hours of the morning, demanding Sisi to step down and bring an end to military rule. Rights groups say police used tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition to disperse protesters.

Meanwhile, Egyptian state media has reported that the videos of protesters on Friday have largely been fabricated or in fact show footage from older demonstrations.

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