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Egypt Activists Say Arrests Spike Ahead of General Strike

Egyptian security forces have arrested dozens of activists ahead of a general strike planned for Thursday, activists and security sources say, part of what the activists describe as an unrelenting crackdown on dissent. The April 6 movement, which helped ignite the 2011 uprising that overthrew autocrat Hosni Mubarak, has asked Egyptians to stay home on June 11 in protest at poor economic conditions and what they say is the suppression of free speech in the country. The pro-democracy...

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