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Police Lock Down Cairo After Friday Night Protests

Small groups of protesters gather in central Cairo shouting anti-government slogans, Sept. 20, 2019.

The streets of Cairo were jammed on Saturday morning, as police checkpoints were erected across the city.

Hundreds of armed soldiers and police officers in riot gear patrolled Tahrir Square, one of the locations where protests broke out Friday night and the epicenter of previous demonstrations that led to the fall of former Presidents Hosni Mubarak and Mohammad Morsi.

Activists celebrated the demonstrations as a breakthrough after years of fear of police retaliation and called for continued protests against the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Small groups of protesters gather in central Cairo shouting anti-government slogans, Sept. 20, 2019.

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