Police, army seal off Ithadeya palace anticipating riots
An Armed vehicle in front of Ithadeya palace - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Police and Republican Guard forces sealed off the vicinity of the Ithadeya Presidential Palace on Friday afternoon.

The forces closed al-Merghany Street intersecting with Salah Salem Street, stationing four armored vehicles in the middle of the street and four tanks at the beginning of Merghany, also spreading barbed wire in front of these vehicles.

Central Security Forces were deployed heavily at Ibrahim al-Lakanni Street intersecting with al-Ahram Street and stationed six troop carriers and two armored vehicles to control expected riots.

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