Intensified security measures at Cairo Airport
Cairo International Airport - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Cairo International Airport witnessed intensified security measures Friday, in preparations to face pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests, Youm7 reported.

Security checks in parking lots and the airport terminals are inspecting people’s identification cards, in addition to their driving licenses.

The Head of the airport security, Alaa Aldin Aly, said in press statements that security measures are important to ensure the safety of passengers and facilities during the current phase in the country.

He added that there are orders from the Ministry of Interior to coordinate between security authorities in the light of the approved security plans.

Aly also said that these measures will continue in the future and indicated that authorities increased the number of security checks.

Additionally, the surroundings of the Supreme Court witnessed intensified security presence on Friday. in anticipation of expected pro-MB protests.

A number of police vehicles were stationed in front of the main gates of the court, with anti riots forces.

Furthermore, Armed Forces closed all the roads leading to Tahrir Square with roadblocks and barbed wire, in addition to deploying military vehicles in the entrances of the square, according to Youm7.

Nahda Square was also closed in the same manner, in preparation for the MB protests, and to organize the marches that will start from mosques after prayers.

Additional reporting by Bassma Mahmoud and Islam Saeed.

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