1968 protests in Egypt Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_protests_in_Egypt

The 1968 protests in Egypt involved general strikes and protests against Gamal Abdel Nasser's government. The protesters demanded an end to corruption. The protests started in Helwan after Egypt's defeat to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and quickly swept the country. The zenith of the protest movement occurred on 9–10 June 1967, when Gamal Abdel Nasser’s supporters rallied in their hundreds of thousands against his resignation which made his rescind his resignation. The movement itself lasted until March 1968 when the government used military forces to quell the movement. By March 1968, the Egyptian government ended the protest movement.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "The student movement in Egypt over the last century". The Middle East Monitor. October 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Egypt's hidden history of dissent". The New Arab. 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Africa's 1968: Protests and Uprisings Across the Continent". Verso. 12 June 2018.