Bread riots in Egypt

On Monday and Tuesday this week, angry crowds were out protesting a cut in bread subsidies. Protesters blocked roads and surrounded government buildings in areas of Cairo, Alexandria, Giza and the towns of Kafr el-Sheikh and Minya.

Advice For Travellers

In an effort to avoid further protests, Egypt’s government partly reversed the cut in bread subsidies, however, tensions are high. Bread protests have turned violent in past years. To minimize safety risk, avoid all large public gatherings or protests. Even peaceful gatherings can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.

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