Egypt arrests 3 members of a street satirical group

2016-05-10 11:12


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Cairo – Egyptian security officials say police have arrested three members of a satirical street group that mocked President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his supporters in video clips posted online.

The officials say the three were arrested late on Monday in Cairo and are likely to face charges of inciting protests and insulting state institutions. A fourth member of the group, 19-year-old Ezzedeen Khaled, was detained on Saturday and faces the same charges.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorised to speak to reporters.

The six-member group Awlad el-Shawarea, or "Street Children," has a large social media following. It shoots selfie-style clips on the streets.

One video was entitled "el-Sissi, my president, made things worse" while another mocked el-Sissi's hallmark speech endings of "Long live Egypt!"

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