Wednesday 28 June 2017

Egypt police disburse small protests against islands deal

Egypt police disburse small protests against islands deal
(The Associated Press 06/17/17)
Egyptian security forces.

Egyptian security forces have quickly disbursed small protests against a disputed deal which gives control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Anti-riot police were deployed on Friday after calls spread on social media to rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's agreement. It came two days after Egypt's parliament - packed by el-Sissi supporters- voted to ratify the deal.

The vote fueled anger which has been largely suppressed under a heavy security campaign since last year.

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