The police arrested a 21-year-old for inciting violence and claimed he is the administrator of the Facebook page “The Intifada of the Muslim Youth,” which has called for massive Friday protests. The page, however, is still active and posting information on the mosques protesters are planning to begin their protests at.
- The Ministry of Interior called on citizens to avoid locations of protests.
- Military Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy returned to Cairo from Athens following talks on joint military matters.
- The military intensified security around the High Dam and water plants.
Egypt and France signed three agreements during President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to Paris. The agreements are related to expanding Cairo’s Metro, providing access to natural gas at more homes and enhancing employment in deprived areas through establishing small businesses.
- According to Egypt’s fact-finding committee, 860 people, including eight officers, were killed during the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins on Aug. 14, 2013. The first victim to fall at Rabaa according to the committee was 1st Lt. Mohamed Gouda, who died of a gunshot. The National Council for Human Rights, which called on the government to compensate the victims and their families, concluded its report after almost one year of investigations.
- The Cabinet approved a “terrorist entities” law, which stipulates that any groups that disrupt public order, threaten the safety or interests of society, harm or intimidate individuals or threaten lives, freedoms, rights or security should be labeled “terrorists.”
Military units have been deployed at main squares and streets to protect citizens and important buildings to counter anticipated Islamist protests Friday. Dozens of suspects have been arrested prior to the protests to curb their role in inciting violence. Ministry of Interior Deputy Ali al-Demerdash stated that police would “respond to a single bullet with a thousand.”
- A national conference under the auspices of the Cabinet will launch in December to discuss decentralization to develop governorates, according to Minister of Development Adel Labib.
- The Journalists Syndicate received a complaint from 19 reporters against Minister of Higher Education Al-Sayed Abdel Khaleq alleging he prevented them from performing their jobs and instructs all employees of the ministry not to speak to reporters.
Egyptian Ambassador to France Ehab Badawy received 233 ancient Egyptian antiquities from France after they were illegally transferred to Europe.
- The Matariya town council announced it has 7,000 illegal buildings after 18 people died in the collapse of an apartment building with unlicensed additional levels.
- Muslim Brotherhood supporters burned banners endorsed by the Nour Party denouncing Friday’s Islamist protests.
- Egypt and Sudan signed a petroleum agreement.
- Egypt expressed condolences to Morocco after many were killed in floods in the south of the country.