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Egyptians protest against Sisi following island transfer

Egyptian protesters shout slogans against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the government
Egyptian protesters shout slogans against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the government
Reuters


Thousands of Egyptians angered by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia held a protest in Cairo on Friday, in which they called for the government to fall, Reuters reported.

Egyptian security forces detained about 50 protesters, according to two security officials. Police surrounded crowds at the press syndicate, site of the biggest demonstration, according to Reuters.
Sisi's government prompted an outcry in Egyptian newspapers and on social media last week when it announced a maritime demarcation accord that put the uninhabited Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi waters. READ MORE