'Matrouh events a brawl between youth over taking photos with Libyan poets': Interior ministry

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Oct 2023

The Ministry of Interior said the events that took place in Matrouh city late Monday evening was a brawl between a number of young people over taking photos with poets and that the police arrested those involved.

Egypt s Ministry of Interio
Egypt s Ministry of Interior (Photo: Ahram)


"A brawl broke out between some youth in Matrouh city who were clamouring over taking photos with Libyan poets and the authorities arrested the culprits,” read a statement by the interior ministry on Tuesday.

The interior ministry statement comes after some social media users shared videos purportedly showing some people chanting against President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on a main street in the northwestern city on Monday evening. The videos surfaced shortly after the end of a sizeable gathering of citizens who came out to urge El-Sisi to run for another term in the upcoming elections.

Earlier on Monday evening, President El-Sisi announced in a speech that he is running for another six-year term until 2030 in the elections slated for December.

Thousands of the president's supporters watched the speech live in a number of public squares in several governorates, including Matrouh.

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