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Egyptian security on alert ahead of planned Islamist rallies

Military vehicles are deployed near Tahrir Square and Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque as Islamists plan to take to the streets on Tuesday

MENA and Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Sep 2013
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Egyptian military in front of Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque, August 2013 (Photo: AP)
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Egyptian police and army deployed their forces on Tuesday around roads in the vicinity of Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque as Islamists plan to hold nationwide rallies commemorating the second month anniversary 3 July ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

According to state-owned news agency MENA, four military vehicles were deployed on Al-Tayaran Street, which leads to the Rabaa Mosque, and barbed wire barricades stand by for possible road closures. Al-Nasr Street heading towards the Autostrade Road remains open to vehicles.

Rabaa Al-Adawiya was home to the larger of the two protest camps which supporters of the deposed president held for six weeks before it was dispersed by security forces on 14 August, along with its smaller sister camp in Giza’s Al-Nahda Square, leaving at least 600 people killed, according to Ministry of Health figures.

Military forces also blocked the entrance to Tahrir Square from Qasr Al-Nile Bridge. A number of military vehicles were also deployed before the Egyptian Museum, on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, as well as in Bab Al-Louq and Talaat Harb squares.

The National Alliance for the Support of Legitimacy did not specify a location for the rallies, planned under the banner "the coup is terrorism", but said protests would seep to all squares across the country. A press conference exposing what the alliance calls "crimes of the coup" is also expected to take place.

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