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Egyptian child: ‘Sisi I want my pocket money’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has come under attack by an Egyptian child

April 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has come under attack once again, this time from a child who’s demanding her pocket money.

In a video circulating online, a young Egyptian girl tells Al-Sisi she wants her pocket money to “be like it was before” when she was able to buy many things.

“I want to say something to the Egyptian Government. Prices have risen. Cheetos are now one pound fifty. My pocket money isn’t enough. What shall I do government?”

“Feel my pain government, I am frustrated.”

Egyptians throughout the country have felt the pinch as prices have increased, the Egyptian pound has dwindled in foreign markets and government subsidies have been stopped.

Since coming to power, Al-Sisi has made several calls for individuals to support the state and economy by giving their loose change, and even their bread to the government coffers. In October 2016 Khaled Mokhtar, the group admin of the Facebook group Tamt Targama, released a video mocking Al-Sisi’s calls.

Mokhtar was arrested and later released.