Warning issued over Egypt demonstrations

Warning issued over Egypt demonstrations

Travellers to Egypt have been warned of the possibility of mass demonstrations across the country today (Friday).

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office alert came ahead of the second round of presidential elections on June 16-17.

“There are calls for mass demonstrations on Friday, June 8 in Tahrir Square, Cairo, as well as in other cities across Egypt, including especially Alexandria and Suez,” the FCO said last night. “Smaller demonstrations are currently being held in locations across Egypt.

“British nationals should exercise caution in areas where demonstrations are being held, avoid large crowds, including election campaign rallies, and follow developments on the news.”

The FCO added that there may be increased tension and demonstrations during the election voting period next week, with extra security near polling stations.

“We advise British nationals to exercise caution near polling stations on election days and in areas where demonstrations and election rallies are taking place,” it said.

Petrol and gas shortages across Egypt are leading to queues which continue to causing traffic jams in many cities.

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