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Egyptians protest over handing over of islands to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian security forces began to fire tear gas at protesters on Friday in what was the biggest demonstrations since the uprising to oust Mubarak from his presidency.

The protests were triggered by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decision to transfer two Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia.

The US government, in a statement released Friday, said it will continue to watch the situation in Egypt.

Thousands of Egyptians protested in Tahir Square chanting slogans from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, reports Reuters.