American arrested in Giza over ‘inciting protests’
Egyptian Security forces - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A U.S. citizen was arrested Sunday in Giza over accusations of inciting protests a day before the fifth anniversary of January 25 Revolution, Youm7 reported.

Giza Security Directorate head has received a call that a foreigner was talking with people at a café in a district in Giza.

After being questioned by the security forces, the arrested man denied the accusations, saying he was talking with people on sporting clubs of al-Ahaly and Zamalek, adding that he was learning Arabic and the Egyptian accent by talking with Egyptians.

Egyptian security forces and military troops are on alert ahead of marking the January 25 Revolution that toppled 30 years of former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. On Dec. 22, 2015 in marking the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday, Sisi warned of staging protests ahead of the anniversary of 2011 uprising, noting that any “revolt” could destroy the country, Reuters reported.

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