Orchestra say president’s security men trashed their lockers

In authoritarian Egypt, people keep their voices down when state security is around.

But members of the orchestra at the Cairo Opera House were so outraged by an invasive search by President Sisi’s security team that they have spoken up and – even more remarkably – Al-Ahram has published their complaint.

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This was the scene after Presidential security conducted a search of the Opera House ahead of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s National Youth Day speech at the Opera.

Official sources blamed the musicians for failing to leave their lockers open, as instructed.

Report here.

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