Hundreds of protesters rallied in Downing Street on Thursday demonstrating against David Cameron’s invitation to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Seven people were arrested, including two for assault.
Human rights organizations have pressed Cameron to confront Sisi on human rights issues especially on repressive laws that are putting peaceful protesters in jail.
In 2013 Egyptian security forces raided two camps of protesters in Cairo killing over eight hundred people and injuring almost four thousand. Attacks on local journalist and international media were widespread marking this period according to the Committee to Protect Journalists as the “deadliest” for Journalist inside of Egypt.
Mass arrests with reports of torture and mistreatment followed protests and international human rights organizations called for an investigation into the killing of hundreds of demonstrators.