Protests expected to welcome al-Sisi in London

Hundreds are expected to protest outside Downing Street on Wednesday as the British prime minister receives Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. According to Egyptian state media, talks will be centred on strengthening relations “in the political, economic, and security domains besides the latest regional developments, topped by the terror threat”, writes Buzzfeed.
al-Sisi will also meet defence secretary Michael Fallon to discuss military and security cooperation.
The visit comes despite accusations of war crimes made against al-Sisi and members of his regime in connection with the killing of over 800 people inside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in 2013. Many politicians in The UK also critizied the invitation, calling for the prime minister to cancel it.

Since coming into power in 2013, following a military coup against then president Mohamed Morsi, Sisi has been attacked by activists and human rights organisations for Egypt’s crackdown on press freedom, as well as jailing and executing supporters of the now banned opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood.