Security in Luxor

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Security in Luxor

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Went to pay my Internet bill today (it was closed by 5 mins) :( lots of police cars, armoured vehicles and the army with guns on TV Street (around 3:05pm)

I went to see a friend in Minsha, on the way back (around 5pm) all I could hear was sirens contantly sounding, I went though Sohagi and there were a convoy of police and armoured vehicles (army with guns on top of the army vehicles) moving slowly down the street with their sirens going off, I got near Mogof (bus station) behind TV street, and there was another convoy of police and armoured vehicles going along the street with their sirens going off.

So it looks like they are showing there presence in Luxor :)


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Now you see I was in TV St. today about 4pm no sign of any police, no sign of any problems, along Manshia St, down Station St, no hassle no problems no police. A few Caleche drivers stopped us and very very nicely explained that they didn't want business but when did we think the tourists would be returning. What does one say, I don't know when the tourists will return, all I could say was soon inshallah.

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There were no problems from what I could see, when I saw the police and army on TV Street.
Probably the ones I saw, at the time were stationary, was one of the convoys which I saw later going around Luxor streets to show their presence.
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I wasn't contradicting or doubting what you saw Keefy just pointing out how things can change in one hour.Been in town from 11.30 till 5 and never saw any army or police not even outside the train station where I did expect to see some. Apart from the lack of tourists you would never think anything had happened. No that's a lie I did pass the supermarket that had been gutted and men were hard at work trying to repair the damage and a horrible smell round there.

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I'd rather they make their presence known very publicly and do nothing than remain hidden and then suddenly pop out guns blazing.

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