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It's now illegal to go out with 10 people in Egypt

  • A new law in Egypt forbids any protests if they're not approved by the government three days in advance. The Interior Ministry also has the right to forbid public meetings with more than 10 members. Moreover, no protests are allowed at places of worship. 

    According to Reuters, the law has only inspired more of such protests and supporters of Muslim Brotherhood recently took to streets in several cities. 

    Human rights groups have also condemned this law, which "poses a grave threat to freedom of assembly and give security forces free rein to use excessive force," Amnesty International said. However, the prime minister of the country said the law intends on protecting "the rights of protestors" and the protestors only required to give notice instead of seeking permission. 

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