Egyptians emboldened to defy el-Sissi in anti-government protests
05 October 2019 | 4:47 pm
Egypt has seen the first significant protests against Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in six years of authoritarian rule. An Egyptian businessman called for the rallies from exile in Spain, but the regime is putting up a fight.
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