CAIRO: Intense security measures were taken early Friday morning at all Cairo entrances and exists in anticipation of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests after the Thursday clashes, Youm7 reported.
A large number of security, rapid deployment forces, and patrols intensified their presence to capture any outlaws.
In Tahrir Square, security forces increased their presence inside the square and outside the Egyptian Museum. The forces allowed cars to pass amid the presence of the military vehicles at the entrances of the square. Barbed wires and armored vehicles were also spread to secure the square.
Two homemade bombs were found in El-Saaa Square and at the courts’ complex in Qena, Youm7 reported Friday morning. The two bombs were discovered a few hours after another bomb was defused at the railway station in Qena.
There were several violent clashes between Brotherhood protesters and security forces when the protester marched through many streets to mark the first anniversary of the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda Square sit-ins.
The outcome of Thursday’s clashes resulted in four deaths and 17 injured, according to the Head of Urgent Care and Ambulances at the Ministry of Health Mohamed Sultan.
Since Brotherhood supporters are known to organize their protests every Friday, it is expected that more pro-Brotherhood demonstrations will follow Thursday’s clashes.
Additional reporting by Islam Saeed and Hend el-Maghraby.