Egypt's Sisi says respects right to protest but warns of harm to economy

January 20, 2015 11:52 AM

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Egypt's Sisi says respects right to protest but warns of harm to economy

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday people in Egypt have the right to demonstrate but cautioned that protesting now could cause more harm to the country's battered economy.

Human rights activists say a law restricting protests and other security legislation enacted by Sisi in the absence of a parliament have rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

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