By Judith Orr
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Protest against Egypt’s butcher el-Sisi in November

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Issue 2477

Protesters will demonstrate against Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi when he arrives on an official visit to Britain next week.

David Cameron’s invitation to el-Sisi shows the Tories want to do business with another brutal regime. 

Cameron’s office has said he will raise “matters of concern”, but el-Sisi will be able to brush those aside. 

He wants to be accepted on the international political stage and a visit to Britain, after similar visits to France and Germany, will seal that. 

But el-Sisi has blood on his hands. In August 2013 he oversaw the mass murder of over 1,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo. It is estimated that he has imprisoned over 40,000 political opponents including leading figures from the 2011 revolution. 

Activists have been kidnapped by regime thugs, prisoners are routinely tortured and hundreds have been sentenced to execution.

El-Sisi wants to crush the last breath from the Egyptian Revolution. 

Activists need to go all out to show their solidarity with all those in Egypt standing against the regime and show he is not welcome here.

Protest—Wednesday 4 November, 5pm at Downing Street. Supported by Egypt Solidarity Initiative, Stop the War, Muslim Association of Britain 
Go to egyptsolidarityinitiative.org

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