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Egypt - August 2022

Violent protests broke out after government evicts residents of Nile Island for development project

The Egyptian government announced that it reclaimed a majority of Warraq Island, located southwest of Cairo on the Nile River. Several reports indicate security forces have evicted residents and demolished their homes, claiming they are infringing on state property, despite the people’s legal rights to the land, and claimed evictions to be "in the public interest". Residents remained defiant, with clashes erupting between residents and security forces, who used violence and tear gas to disperse the former.

Sources: Al MonitorEgypt State Information ServiceEgyptian Streets

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