Egypt crackdown: Anti-Sisi protesters face tear gas, beatings and roadblocks | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Egypt crackdown: Anti-Sisi protesters face tear gas, beatings and roadblocks

Egyptian police used tear gas and birdshot to disperse anti-government protesters who took to the streets in defiance of a security crackdown that brought Cairo and other cities to a standstill on Friday.

Protests calling for the fall of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi broke out soon after Friday prayers in several locations across the country - including Luxor, Qena and Sohag - for a second week in a row.

They came even after rights groups say more than 2,000 people, many of them under the age of 25, have been arrested in the past week, with the UN calling on Egyptian authorities to "radically change their approach" and immediately release those arrested solely for exercising their rights.

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