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Cairo attempts to quell anger following spate of protests

In the wake of protests, the Egyptian government OKs some small price reductions and may allow a little greater press freedom.

Egyptian state officials, members of parliament and the country's pro-government media are fervently working to contain the anger on the streets and prevent a recent wave of dissent from escalating into a full-blown political crisis.

In attempts to appease disgruntled Egyptians who took to the streets on two consecutive Fridays last month to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the authorities have promised a set of policy changes, including reductions in prices of basic commodities and an easing of restrictions on the media .

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