Complaints of internet disruption coincide with anti-Sisi protests

Complaints of internet disruption coincide with anti-Sisi protests in Egypt
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21 September, 2019
Complaints of poor internet service in various areas in Egypt coincided with protests across the country calling for the downfall of the Egyptian President.
Some Egyptians fear internet blackout (Getty)
Complaints of poor internet service in various areas in Egypt, particulary in the capital Cairo, coincided with protests across the country calling for the downfall of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi this evening.  

Citizens complained about the poor quality of service and the difficulty in loading social network sites.  

Police sources attributed the matter to the General Intelligence Service and the National Security Authority, stressing that the police do not manage internet security.

The New Arab noted the absence of the internet in Tahrir Square, which police sources attribute to "a precautionary measure taken to prevent gatherings in this particular area since 2013."