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Security forces seal off main squares ahead of pro-Morsi protests

Police forces block sites of past demonstrations leading to traffic congestion in the capital as Muslim Brotherhood supporters vow fresh protests to mark 100 days since dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Nov 2013
Egyptian riot police block a street
Egyptian riot police block a street to the state television building where Coptic Christians protest the recent attacks on Christians and churches, Egypt, Sunday, May, 15, 2011. (Photo: AP)
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In response to a call made by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to demonstrate Sunday, security forces have sealed off Cairo and Giza’s main squares that had been spots for protests including Tahrir Square, downtown, Giza’s El-Nahda Square, Nasr City’s Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Mohandesen’s Mostafa Mahmoud Square.  

Traffic flow, as a result, has been affected. The 6 October Bridge, the 15 May Bridge and Qasr Al-Nil Bridge are jammed as cars have been redirected from the blocked squares, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.  

A pro-Morsi coalition has called for protests at the location of two sit-ins that were violently dispersed by security forces 14 August, leaving over 600 dead.

The announcement was made on the website of the Freedom and Justice Party newspaper, a Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece.

Morsi supporters also took the streets Friday marking 100 days since the dispersal of the two pro-Morsi sit-ins. Clashes followed in several parts of Egypt.

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