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Tight security in Cairo in face of planned protests

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Four bombs exploded Thursday ahead of planned Muslim Brotherhood protests against authorities.

Egypt's security forces closed off Cairo's Tahrir Square in anticipation of protests by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

The Muslim Brotherhood and their allies declared Thursday a "Day of Rage" and vowed to come out against authorities. Thursday marks one year since the ouster of Morsii.

A security official told state news agency MENA that police and army units have sealed off Tahrir Square using armoured vehicles and barricades. Explosives experts searched the area for bombs, the official said.

A number of bombs exploded in several areas in and around Cairo earlier Thursday. One was killed in a village near Cairo and another injured, with security forces saying the deceased was a suspected culprit. He was killed when the explosive device he was rigging detonated, security sources said.

Another bomb went off in the old Cairo district of Abbasiya near a military hospital, while two others exploded in the working class district of Imbaba in Giza adjacent to Cairo. No casualties from those bombings were reported.

Security forces also sealed off Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in east Cairo, where the main pro-Morsi sit-in was forceably dispersed last August, leaving hundreds dead. The presidential palace was also sealed off.

On Monday, the anniversary of the launch of mass anti-Morsi protests last year, a series of bombs detonated at the presidential palace, killing two police officers and injuring 13 others. The bombings were claimed by Agnad Misr, who had announced the location of the bombs three days earlier.

Extra police patrols were deployed around Egypt, especially in main highways, roads and squares across the country, the security official told MENA.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/105351.aspx


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Well, they appear to have made a pre-emptive strike ( The Authorities that is )

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Egyptian police arrested Tuesday four Islamist leaders who back Mohamed Morsi, two days ahead of protests their alliance has called to mark the first anniversary of his ouster, officials said.

Since the military deposed Morsi on July 3 last year, the authorities have waged a brutal crackdown on his supporters that has seen more than 1,400 people killed in street clashes and over 15,000 jailed.

Magdy Hussein, a leader of the Anti-Coup Alliance that has spearheaded protests demanding Morsi's reinstatement, was arrested at dawn at his house, the security officials said.

He faces charges of inciting violence and threatening national security and stability.

Also detained was Nasr Abdel Salam, head of the Building and Development party which forms part of the alliance and the political arm of ex-Islamic militant group Gamaa Islamiya.

Two other leaders of the party were also arrested.

The Anti-Coup Alliance condemned the arrests as "kidnappings" and renewed its call for pro-Morsi protests during a "day of rage" on Thursday, marking the first anniversary of his ouster.

Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi led the ouster of Morsi after millions rallied against the Islamist's divisive one-year rule.

Sisi himself became Egypt's president after winning a May election in a landslide.

Since Morsi's ouster, his supporters led by the alliance have staged regular protests against the new authorities, but their rallies have shrunk amid the brutal government crackdown.

Hundreds of Morsi supporters have already been sentenced to death after speedy trials.
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