Protesters demand fall of Egypt government over islands deal with Saudis

By REUTERS
April 15, 2016 15:57

CAIRO - Hundreds of Egyptian protesters angered by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia called on Friday for the downfall of the government, chanting a powerful slogan used in a 2011 uprising.

Sisi, who once enjoyed widespread support, has faced mounting criticism in recent months over a range of issues, including his management of the economy.

"The people want the downfall of the regime," they yelled outside the Cairo press syndicate, using the same phrase heard during the 2011 uprising against president Hosni Mubarak who later stepped down.


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