Egyptian woman gives birth at pro-army rally, names her baby Sisi

Supporters of army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi carry his portrait and wave the Egyptian flag in Cairo's Tahrir square on July 16, 2013. (AFP)

An Egyptian woman gave birth while taking part in a pro-Army rally in central Cairo and named her baby “Sisi” after Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi General, independent news newspaper al-Masry al-Youm reported on its website.

Thousands of Egyptians demonstrated in Cairo’s iconic square and around the Ittihadya presidential palace in response to a call from General Sisi for Egyptians to show their support for a security clampdown on “terrorism.”

Thousands of rival demonstrators supporting ousted President Mohammad Mursi also held rallies in Cairo and in other cities.

The pro-army rally in Cairo was marked by jubilance, with army helicopters buzzing low overhead.

In Alexandria violence broke out when the two camps clashed causing the death of at least five people. Police intervened and broke up protesters using tear gas.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40