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Security beefed up around Cairo ahead of planned Islamist demos

Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi call for Friday protests to mark six months since deadly dispersal of Rabaa protest camp

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Feb 2014
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Soldiers sit atop army vehicles as they stand by Tahrir square in Cairo October 11, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Egyptian security forces have fortified their presence around the capital and in neighbouring Giza ahead of planned demos called for against the interim authorities by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Despite a harsh crackdown by authorities on Islamists, the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, a coalition led by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has called for a new round of protests on Friday, a usual day of protest in Egypt, to mark six months since a deadly police raid on pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo which left hundreds dead.

Authorities deployed armoured vehicles and riot police early on Friday in the vicinity of Tahrir Suare, epicentre of mass protests that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, state news agency MENA reported.

Army and police forces erected barricades and barbed wire around other volatile sites, including the Rabaa Al-Adawiya thoroughfare and the Ittihadeya presidential palace in Heliopolis district, eastern Cairo.

A crackdown by authorities on Morsi's supporters since his ouster has reduced the size of street protests. Thousands of supporters of the deposed leader have been arrested and hundreds killed in street violence.  

The government in December branded his Muslim Brotherhood group a terrorist organisation, linking the group with ongoing terrorist violence in Sinai and elsewhere in Egypt which has left dozens of security forces personnel dead. Brotherhood leaders have denied all links with the violence.

The interior ministry has said that taking part in Brotherhood protests or promoting them verbally or in writing could lead to harsh jail sentences.

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Aladdin, Egypt
14-02-2014 02:53pm
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US empowered zMr. Morsi to expose and destroy BH in one year. why you want him back again silly? Do you want Sudan Basheer Shareeha? Do you know thas t he used it to cut the tongues, hands, etc. of his opponents. Please stop acting silly. Tahya Misr.
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سوسن مصطفى على
14-02-2014 08:17pm
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TO KHALED
I WILL PRAY FOR GOD FOR YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT YOU ARE CURED FROM MADNESS AND ILLUSIONS YOU ARE ALL LIVING IN -------YOU ARE SPEAKING TO PEOLE WHO LIVE HERE AND HAVE SEEN AND LIVE DAY BY DAY -------ALL THE WROLD KNOWS THAT EKWAN ARE BLODDY TERRIORISTS AND THAT EGYPTIANS WILL FIGHT THEM FROM STREET TO STREET ------------EKWAN EITHER YOU LIVE IN PEACE IN THIS COUNTRY OR GO OUTSIDE TO QATAR OR TURKEY AND NEVER COME BACK HERE.
Khaled
14-02-2014 05:43pm
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The word "shame" is very smal word for supporters of tyrant and murderors.More than 21000 egyptian,ordinary men women,youth,kids,journalists,lawyers,doctors,jodges,engineers,politicians,teachers,student and every walk of life.1000s have been murdered by tyrant 1000s have been wounded but the shameless and blind supporters of CC saying others misguided.
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