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Egypt on high alert ahead of protests marking Mubarak fall

Published: February 12, 2013
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Source: AFP

Egypt’s security forces were on high alert Monday ahead of pro-democracy protests to mark the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, a police official told AFP.

Authorities have boosted security around the presidential palace, the interior ministry and around Tahrir Square, as well as around key public installations, the official said.

Marches are due to set off at 5:00 pm (1500 GMT) from several locations in the capital towards Tahrir — the epicentre of protests that toppled Mubarak– and the presidential palace where violent, sometimes deadly, protests have been staged against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.


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