CAIRO: Dozens have gathered outside the Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria and burned the American flag Friday in protest against the city’s governor Hany el-Messiry who reportedly holds the American nationality, Youm7 reported.
The protesters raised the photos of the governor with the American flag in the background and chanted “Go out el-messiri, Alexandria is free.”
“Egypt’s law allows dual citizenship to hold official posts, including governor, and it does not restrict their rights in running parliament elections,” Public Law professor at Mansoura University told Youm7.
Messiry was sworn-in by President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi in a governor reshuffle that took place in February. Since he took over, Messiry stirred controversy as female social media users flocked to social media to express their fascination by the new “handsome governor.”
His wife was also shown in picture attending an official meeting.
The 50-something-year-old Alexandrian holds a Business Administration bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree from Alexandria University.