Three members of street satirical group arrested for mocking Egypt president

Cairo: Egyptian security officials say police have arrested three members of a satirical street group that mocked President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his supporters in video clips posted online.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. AFP

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. AFP

The officials say the three were arrested late on Monday in Cairo and are likely to face charges of inciting protests and insulting state institutions. A fourth member of the group, 19-year-old Ezzedeen Khaled, was detained on Saturday and faces the same charges.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak to reporters.

The six-member group Awlad el-Shawarea, or "Street Children," has a large social media following. It shoots selfie-style clips on the streets.

One video was entitled "el-Sissi, my president, made things worse" while another mocked el-Sissi's hallmark speech endings of "Long live Egypt!"

Updated Date: May 10, 2016 13:37 PM

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