Several protesters have been killed and dozens injured and arrested across Egypt in a new wave of anti-government protests.
Two people lost their lives in the Cairo suburb of Ain Shams on Friday while two others were killed by security forces in the village of Defeno in Fayoum Province.
Meanwhile, dozens of demonstrators including women have been wounded and arrested during rallies in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, and other provinces.
Following the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the current president and the former head of the Egyptian armed forces, in July 2013, Egyptians have been staging massive anti-government protests across the country.
Sisi is accused of leading the suppression of Muslim Brotherhood supporters as hundreds of them have been killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces over the last year.
Rights groups say the army’s crackdown on anti-government protesters has left over 1,400 people dead and 22,000 arrested, while some 200 people have been sentenced to death in mass trials.