Clinton’s visit is considered by some to be part of an alliance between Washington and the Muslim Brotherhood against those who want a civil state.
Diverse groups called for all of Egypt’s political forces to join the protest to reject US interference in Egypt’s internal affairs. Youth activists, MPs and journalists condemned the meeting, with many accusing the US of wanting to control the country.
The liberal Free Egyptians Party staged a protest held at 5pm on Saturday in front of the US embassy in Cairo.
The Free Egyptians Party was founded by prominent Coptic-Christian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris after the 25 January Revolution. The party’s main objective is to promote the economic and social development of Egypt. It ran under the umbrella of the liberal Egyptian Bloc during the 2011 parliamentary elections, winning 15 seats in Egypt’s parliament.