Riot Police Fill Streets in Egypt as Country Braces for Austerity Protests; But Demonstrations Fail to Materialize

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A man walks in front of a wall with graffiti asking Egyptians to participate in demonstrations against the Egyptian regime and against economic conditions following the rise of prices around the country, in Cairo, Egypt November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh A man walks in front of a wall with graffiti asking Egyptians to participate in demonstrations against the Egyptian regime and against economic conditions following the rise of prices around the country, in Cairo, Egypt November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt imposed a big security clampdown in its cities on Friday as mass demonstrations called to protest against austerity measures failed to take place.

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