More violent demonstrations in Cairo leave 2 people dead

More violence erupted around Tahir square as confrontations between demonstrators and police turned violent. Protesters are demanding that the military abandon plans to enshrine a political role for the military in the next constitution and shield it from any civilian oversight.

At least 2 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Cairo and other cities.

Travellers are reminded to exercise extreme caution since the political situation in Egypt remains volatile prior to scheduled elections. Travellers should avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent quickly.

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