‘Security sources to “al-Shorouk”: Some Squares will be Closed Including Tahrir in Anticipation of Protests by Brotherhood Supporters’, al-Shorouk (Egypt), 11th January 2014

Egypt continues it’s crackdown and enforcement of the anti-protest law, which was signed into legislation in November, as the Brotherhood and other groups battle to maintain ‘a public space’ under al-Sisi.

مصادر أمنية لـ«بوابة الشروق»: إغلاق بعض الميادين منها التحرير تحسبًا لمظاهرات أنصار «الإخوان»

الثلاثاء 11 فبراير 2014

مصطفى أمير

قال مصدر أمني إن الإدارة العامة للمرور قررت إغلاق بعض الميادين الهامة منها «التحرير»؛ خاصة بعد وصولنا بلاغ تبين أنه سلبي عن وجود عبوة ناسفة بميدان الأوبرا، وأيضًا تحسبًا لتظاهرات أنصار «الإخوان» التي قد دعوا لها مساء اليوم.

وأضاف المصدر الأمني في تصريحات خاصة لـ«بوابة الشروق» أن غلق الشوارع أو الميادين يكون لاحترازات أمنية لتمكين رجال الأمن من السيطرة على الأوضاع.

وأشار إلى أن رجال المرور يقومون على الفور بإجراء تحويلات مرورية لمنع تكدس السيارات وتفادي عملية الزحام التي قد تنتج إثر هذه الإجراءات.

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Translation

Security sources to “al-Shorouk”: Some Squares will be Closed Including Tahrir in Anticipation of Protests by Brotherhood Supporters

11th January 2014

Mustafa Emir

Security sources said that the Public Traffic Administration decided to close some main squares including “Tahrir”, especially after al-Shorouk got a report showing  the negatives of a presence of an explosive device in Opera Square, but also in anticipation of demonstrations by supporters of the Brotherhood, which had been called for this evening.

The security source, in an exclusive statement to al-Shorouk, added that streets or squares are closed in case of security issues to enable security agents to take control over the situation.

He referred to that traffic wardens will be in stationed immediately to direct traffic and prevent traffic jams which may result due to such procedures.

Translated by Robert Forster.

Article available at al-Shorouk.

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