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VIDEO: 'Leave! Leave!' - Protesters demonstrate against Egyptian government

Crowds chant 'Down with military rule' before being dispersed with tear gas in Giza's Dokki district, with many journalists among those detained
Protesters in Cairo's Dokki neighbourhood on Monday (MEE)

Sporadic demonstrations broke out across Egypt on Monday, following a call for protests from anti-government groups, with hundreds arrested including numerous journalists.

Security forces used tear gas to disperse a gathering of several hundred anti-government demonstrators who congregated in al-Mesaha Square in Dokki, a district of Giza city in Greater Cairo, after the original location of the demonstration was blocked.

Protesters chanted “Leave leave leave!” and “Down with military rule!” against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who seized power in a military coup in July 2013 as well as in protest against the decision earlier this month to cede control to Saudi Arabia of the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir, near South Sinai.

Scores of people were arrested after the protest was suppressed, around 10 minutes after it began.