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Egypt: Demolition of ‘unlicensed’ residential buildings has caused widespread protests

The demolition of thousands of residential buildings across Egypt under the pretext of building regulation violations has sparked a wave of protests.

The demolitions come amid a crackdown on ‘unlicensed’ construction across the country, which has left many families homeless.
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