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Old anti-Sisi Protest inside Metro Claimed to be New

  Saturday 28th September 2019

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Turkish newspaper Yenisafak posted on Friday, September 27, a video on Twitter that shows a group of individuals gathered inside a metro chanting in the Egyptian dialect.

The newspaper titled the video, “Protests to Topple Sisi inside Metro in Egypt.”

It has reported that the video is “a circulated video of Egyptian protesters against Sisi and his regime from inside a metro, they are calling on the people to come out from their coma after uncovering the extent of corruption in Egypt, according to their chants.”

Chants against the dictatorial Egyptian regime and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi can be heard in the video, such as “Oh People! Come out from the coma, tell the president to feel our suffering.”

The same video was posted on YouTube titled, “Breaking News: Protests inside metro line “al-Marj-Helwan” demanding (Sisi) to step down.”

Verify platform inspected the circulated video and found that it was omitted from an old video published in 2018.

Our team traced the video back to 2018 on a YouTube channel, the title reads, “Protests inside Metro: What’s happening Sisis! One Metro Ticket Costs 7 Pound!” which indicates that it is not of the protests that erupted last Friday.

Verify platform could not verify when or where the video was taken. However, the fact that it was posted more than a year ago refutes that it was recorded last Friday.

Protests against president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi broke out on Friday in multiple Egyptian cities under the banner of “the Friday of Salvation.”