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.
Hundreds of protesters marched and chanted anti-government slogans on Friday evening in several cities including Cairo, Alexandria and Damietta on the Mediterranean, Mansoura and Mahalla in the central Nile Delta, and Suez city.
The protests on Friday come after a string of recent videos posted by an Egyptian contractor, Mohamed Ali, who says he worked on various construction projecst with state instititutions and currently resides in Spain, made allegations of mismangement of funds under the tenure of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
Last week, President El-Sisi told the public that the videos were based on lies and fabrications, stressing that the allegations of corruption were aimed at destabilizing the trust of the people in their state institutions at a time when the government is working to overcome economic challenges and is fighting terrorism. President El-Sisi said that the state has spent EGP 4 trillion in the past several years on projects to develop the economy and benefit ordinary Egyptians.
Egyptian private TV channel CBC Extra News showed images of regular traffic flow in Tahrir Square in the early hours of Saturday morning.