Protestors march against Egypt's Sisi in South Africa

Protestors march against Egypt
# 19 June 2015 17:24 (UTC +04:00)

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.”