Dozens rallied around the Iranian ambassador’s house in Cairo in protest of Iranian tourism in Egypt, briefly clashing with security forces on Friday.
The Salafi protesters clashed with the Central Security Forces protecting the house after attempting to break into the ambassador’s house.
CSF troops stationed at the house launched teargas canisters to the crowd of Salafi protesters who responded by throwing back rocks. The clashes subsided only a few minutes later.
Protesters chanted against Iran and adherents of Shi’a Islam, the second largest sect of Islam. “Egypt will not become Shi’a, oh ambassador of Iran,” and “Listen, Muslim Brotherhood, we do not want relations with Iran,” were amongst the prevalent chants.
Ahmed Aboul Enein | Daily news Egypt