Middle East

Egypt arrests 3 members of a street satirical group

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi arrives for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. In just the last three weeks, according to rights lawyers, nearly 1,300 were detained by police as the highly militarized force went after organizers and demonstrators protesting the surrender of control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that raised suspicions about a sell-off. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi arrives for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. In just the last three weeks, according to rights lawyers, nearly 1,300 were detained by police as the highly militarized force went after organizers and demonstrators protesting the surrender of control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that raised suspicions about a sell-off. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)  (The Associated Press)

Egyptian security officials say police have arrested three members of a satirical street group that mocked President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his supporters in video clips posted online.

The officials say the three were arrested late on Monday in Cairo and are likely to face charges of inciting protests and insulting state institutions. A fourth member of the group, 19-year-old Ezzedeen Khaled, was detained Saturday and faces the same charges.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak to reporters.

The six-member group Awlad el-Shawarea, or "Street Children," has a large social media following. It shoots selfie-style clips on the streets.

One video was entitled "el-Sissi, my president, made things worse" while another mocked el-Sissi's hallmark speech endings of "Long live Egypt!"