Egypt Restricts Yellow Vests Sales to Avoid Copycat Protests
Egypt Restricts Yellow Vests Sales to Avoid Copycat Protests. Everything but a new revolution as in 2011, is the idea of the Egyptian government. To prevent potential rioters, a temporary ban on the sale of yellow vests was introduced.
The fear is that the French copycat protest movement can cause a chain reaction, as was the case with the Arab Spring.
The police came here a few days ago to tell us that we are not allowed to sell yellow vests anymore “, said a trader in Cairo against journalists from news agency AP.
Other sellers of safety products also admitted that they had been ordered to remove the now infamous outfit from the shelves.
Only with the explicit permission of the police, they can still go over the counter. Whoever violates these new rules is ‘punished’, although it is not clear how.