Egypt: Parliament committee approves Saudi islands deal

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Egyptian protesters opposed to a 2016 agreement to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia clashed with police in downtown Cairo, just hours after a parliamentary committee approved the deal.

Witnesses said plainclothes policemen moved late on Tuesday to disperse dozens of protesters soon after they emerged from inside the headquarters of the Egyptian Press Syndicate, the Journalists' Union, and gathered on the steps outside chanting anti-government slogans.

Before the violence broke out, the protesters were chanting slogans against Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt's general-turned-president. "Down with military rule," they screamed.

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