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2016-04-24 Africa North
‘Dozens arrested’ in Egypt ahead of anti-govt protest
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Egypt has tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
dozens of activists ahead of an anti-government demonstration planned for Monday, a group of lawyers said.

The group published a list of 59 people they say were detained since Thursday, arrested at cafes and at their homes in Cairo, adding "the arrests continue".

Opposition groups -- including the April 6 movement, which spearheaded the popular uprising that ousted former leader Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
in 2011 -- have called for the rally mainly in protest at the government's deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
On April 15, more than 1,000 people demonstrated in central Cairo in the biggest protest in two years demanding "the fall of the regime", with police firing tear gas to disperse them.

That protest was called for by both secular and Islamic activists, and while originally about the islands became a wider demonstration against the Sisi government.

Demonstrations not approved by the police have been banned.
Posted by Fred 2016-04-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [139 views ]  Top
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