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Egypt security tightens ahead of Islamist protests

Cairo, Egypt.
Cairo, Egypt. Image by Gary Denham / CC BY-SA 2.0

Security has been tightened across Egypt and particularly in Cairo as nationwide anti-government protests are expected today. Islamists have called for major rallies across the country and told protesters to bring copies of the Qaran to the demonstrations. Many Egyptians plan to avoid public transport and stay indoors in case of violence. Read more: english.alarabiya.net