Huge protests expected in Cairo

Huge protests expected in Cairo

Travellers to Egypt have been advised to prepare for major demonstrations in Cairo.

A mass protest is planned for today (Friday) in and around Tahrir Square in the capital.

Huge crowds demonstrated there last Friday, calling for speedier reform and for corrupt Mubarak-era officials to be brought to justice four months after the former president’s ousting.

There have also been protests in the coastal cities of Alexandria and Suez.

The Foreign Office has not changed its travel advice to Egypt, but said: “Demonstrators are currently occupying Tahrir Square in Cairo and no traffic is permitted through the square.

“Protestors are also still present in Arbein Square, Suez. The possibility remains of further demonstrations in other districts including Alexandria and Suez.”

Almost 1.5 million Britons travelled to Egypt last year although numbers have been considerably down this year following the revolution.



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