Egypt closes main squares before Rabia protests

Tahrir square was closed to traffic along with the squares of Rabaa al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo and Nahda in Giza.

Egypt closes main squares before Rabia protests

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities on Sunday closed three main squares in Cairo and Giza in anticipation of protests planned by pro-democracy groups to mark 100 days since the bloody dispersal of two sit-ins by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The iconic square of Tahrir in downtown Cairo was closed to traffic along with the squares of Rabaa al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo and Nahda in Giza, causing traffic congestions.

Security reinforcements were also deployed in several areas in Cairo and Giza in anticipation of pro-democracy protests.

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy has called for mass protests today to mark the passage of 100 days since the mid-August's bloody dispersal of the two protest camps in Rabaa and Nahda.

On August 14, Egyptian security forces used force to disperse the pro-Morsi protesters, leaving hundreds killed and thousands injured.

Morsi was ousted by Egypt's military on July 3 following massive demonstrations against his presidency.

Last Mod: 24 Kasım 2013, 17:01
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