South Africans march against Sisi regime

South Africans have marched against Egypt's Sisi. Organizers says protest follows demonstration at African Union summit in Johannesburg

South Africans march against Sisi regime

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Protestors gathered Friday at Al-Sunny Mosque in Bellville, Cape Town, to pray and protest against the brutality of the Sisi regime in Egypt and its mass death sentences.

After Friday prayers, hundreds of Muslims, men and women, from various nationalities -- Somalis, Egyptians, Jordanians, Iraqis, Palestinians, and South Africans -- gathered outside the mosque and marched against the death sentences handed down to former President Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

The protestors marched through the Bellville central business district, holding Egyptian and South African flags and carrying posters of Morsi and Mandela.

Throughout the protest, the demonstrators were joined by many other supporters. 

Ahmed Meshtawy, one of the organizers, said that “today's march is a continuity of our protest at the African Union summit in Johannesburg.”

“Today's protest is part of our Ramadan month campaign against al-Sisi and his military government,” he said.

Meshtawy also explained that they intend to organize protests and lectures each day of Ramadan in various areas of Cape Town.

Many other Arab and African Muslims joined the march. 

Omer Sadie, an Iraqi living in Cape Town and one of the protest organizers, said: “I support this protest for God and Islam, and not for any political party.”     


Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Haziran 2015, 17:54