Demonstrations in support of Egyptian military called for next Friday

Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for nationwide rallies on Friday as a demonstration of the public's support for his schedule for constitutional reform and new general elections within 6 months. However, the Senior Muslim Brotherhood claims that the army’s call for rallies on Friday is a threat. Travellers should be aware of the on-going political tensions and frequent violent demonstrations in Egypt. Travellers should consider postponing travel to Egypt at this time. Regardless, while in Egypt, avoid all political and public gatherings since they may become violent without notice.

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