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Protesters burn Qatari flag over perceived interference in Egypt’s affairs

Chants against the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar as flag is burned in front of Cairo embassy Saturday

Ahram Online, Saturday 20 Apr 2013
Protesters step on the Qatari and Israeli flag on Saturday in Cairo (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic news website)
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Amid a heavy security presence, around 10 protesters gathered Saturday in front of the Qatari Embassy located in Giza’s Dokki district to protest what they described as the Gulf country’s "meddling" in Egyptian affairs.

The protesters chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supreme guide, accusing Qatar of being a strong ally to the Islamist group and President Mohamed Morsi.

“Here are the conditions of investment: hunger, humiliation and a rise in prices,” chanted the protesters who later burned both the Qatari and Israeli flags.

Since the January 25 Revolution in Egypt, the oil-rich Gulf nation has granted cash-strapped Cairo $5 billion, including a $1 billion grant and $4 billion worth of deposits in the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).

On 10 April, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jassem revealed that Qatar would extend $3 billion to Egypt in the coming days in the form either of Egyptian treasury bonds or CBE deposits.

The modest but vocal protest was later joined by a few Sudanese who voiced their opposition to Qatar’s emir "interference" in Sudan's internal affairs.

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21-04-2013 04:31am
Hands off Egypt
How dare Qatar, Saudi Arabia even Turkey meddle in Egyptian affairs. Egypt can stand on its own two feet in time relying on her own resourceful people. QATAR, HOUSE SAUD AND TURKEY TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF OF EGYPT!!!!!
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Ismail Ahmed
21-04-2013 12:24am
Against the hate towards Qatar from Egypt
Dear Egyptians fellows I'm not a Qatari, I'm just a foreign living here. I don't see why you hate Qatar while 19 percent of Qatar's population are Egyptians. The Govt can throw them all away but you are respected here. There's more to mention but this is enough for now. Proof me wrong please!
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