A hashtag has exploded in popularity, featuring satirical parodies of Egypt's call on the authorities in Ferguson to show "restraint" in dealing with protesters.
Social media went crazy in the hours following Egypt's epic trolling call for US police to 'show restraint' when dealing with protesters in the town of Ferguson.
People across the planet reacted with a mixture of shock, amusement and general disbelief following the statement that came just days after the anniversary of the Rabaa massacre.
The stunt, which we assume is just one big joke, was followed up by a TV appearance, in which an Interior Ministry official even went as far as giving US cops some on air tips for dealing with pesky protesters.
True to form, the internet broke - and this happened.
#EgyPoliceTipsToUS has already been used hundreds of times and the erm..."tips" are coming in quick and fast.
Here are just some of the best… although we sincerely hope that the Ferguson (and Egyptian) Police department officials have got their sarcasm detectors firmly switched on.
Go on, shoot them. It's for the greater good #EgyPoliceTipsToUS— Zaki K (@ZakiKaf) August 20, 2014
If the thugs/rioters/saboteurs do not co-operate, burn their encampments, then burn them. #EgyPoliceTipsToUS— Lina (@SS_Serene) August 20, 2014
After shooting the protesters deny it.. And say we were not issued life ammunition and we don't have snipers #EgyPoliceTipsToUS— Sabry® (@da_sabry) August 20, 2014
Strip female protesters of their clothes #EgyPoliceTipsToUS— Ramy Hanna (@ramyh23) August 20, 2014
Shoot them in the eyes, tear gas will never be enough. You have to take their eyes off. #EgyPoliceTipsToUS— Reem Khorshid (@ReemKhorshid) August 20, 2014
#EgyPoliceTipsToUS use thugs to face protesters and call them honest citizens— Ahmed Abouraya (@atabouraya) August 20, 2014
Harassing women is important and not just in protests. #EgyPoliceTipstoUS— You GUYZS (@YSrour) August 20, 2014
Oh and make sure female protestors are virgins. #EgyPoliceTipstoUS— You GUYZS (@YSrour) August 20, 2014
#EgyPoliceTipsToUS if things got uglier .. cut communications internet,phones, mobile .. make sure no one gets to another !— It's Mr.Psyko (@mhelmy87) August 20, 2014