Dozens protesting Red Sea island deal dispersed with teargas in Cairo

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Apr 2016

Protest at Dokki's Messaha Square (Photo courtesy of AN)

Egyptian security forces used teargas to disperse dozens of protesters in Cairo's Dokki district at a demonstration against the government's recent agreement acknowledging Saudi sovereignty over two Red Sea islands under Egyptian control.

This was reportedly the only protest in Cairo on Monday that was not pre-emptively thwarted by security forces.

An Ahram Online reporter on the scene says security forces arrested some of the protesters.

Earlier in the afternoon, the "Egypt Not For Sale" campaign, which has been mobilising over the agreement in the last two weeks, moved its planned protest site from downtown Cairo to Giza's Dokki in order to dodge police lockdown of the area.

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