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Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of President Sisi

HeadlineSep 27, 2019

In Egypt, thousands of protesters defied a police crackdown on dissent and took to the streets of Cairo and other cities today, demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested at similar protests so far this week. They were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Earlier this week, President Trump praised Sisi as the two leaders met during the U.N. General Assembly here in New York. Later in the broadcast, we’ll speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel-Kouddous about some of Egypt’s largest pro-democracy protests since the 2011 revolution.

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