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‘100 Arrested’ as Protesters Call for Ouster of Sisi for ‘Giving Islands to Saudi’

April 15, 2016
Protesters in downtown Cairo. Credit unknown.

At least 100 people have been arrested across nine governnorates as demonstrators gathered across the country to protest Egypt’s decision to declare the islands of Tiran and Sanafir as Saudi Arabian, reported Al-Ahram. “Down with the regime” and “leave” chants followed those opposing the “selling of Tiran and Sanafir island” from in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, while numbers have been on the rise since Friday prayers. الشارع مش هيتقفل وصوتنا مش هيسكت pic.twitter.com/efyEI9J3PL — Nabil (@aNabbil) April 15, 2016 Security forces blockaded the demonstration in an attempt to stop more protestors from joining, deploying tanks in nearby areas, according to Al Masry Al Yom. Police forces had fired tear gas and dispersed a protest earlier at Mostafa Mahmoud Street. A number of protesters have been arrested in the capital and other governorates. Journalists have also been arrested, including Youm 7 reporter Ahmed Baraa. Justice for the 5 who killed by the police and justice for Regeni In front of the High Court in Cairo pic.twitter.com/x8kklVLvNA — Mahmoud Salmani (@Mahmoud_salmani) April 15, 2016 According to Aswat Masriya, at least 14 people have been arrested in Cairo, and another 15 were…

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