Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi demonstrated in Cairo on Friday as rival protests erupted across the country.

"I take to the street today to support President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and show all the world that we love our homeland and our president," Amany Ahmed a Sisi supporter said at the gathering.

The rally came as El-Sisi was facing calls to resign after Egyptian businessman Mohamed Ali accused him of wasting public funds in a series of viral videos.

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