Major Cairo squares secured ahead of Brotherhood protests

Friday 28-02-2014 02:07 PM
Major Cairo squares secured ahead of Brotherhood protests

CAIRO, Feb 28 (Aswat Masriya) - Cairo's Tahrir Square witnessed tight security on Friday morning in anticipation of protests for supporters of former President Mohamed Mursi.

The pro-Mursi National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called on its supporters to stage week-long demonstrations under the slogan "We will not be ruled by the corrupt" starting Friday.

Military vehicles were stationed at the Egyptian Museum's side gates while central security forces were deployed near Simon Bolivar Street, close to the United States Embassy in Cairo, the Middle East News Agency correspondent said.

Rabaa' al-Adaweya Square also saw intense security as security forces and military vehicles were deployed in Tayaran Street near Rabaa Mosque.

Security was also heavy at the Ittihadeya Presidential Palace. Military vehicles were stationed along Merghany Street and at the palace's Gate Four.

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