Student demonstrations dispersed by security forces in Cairo, Egypt

An organized demonstration by Egyptian students supporting the ousted president Morsi was halted by security forces who fired tear gas when the students attempted to move the demonstration outside the al-Ashar university campus grounds. More than 50 students were arrested. Demonstrations also took place at Cairo University and in the district of Abu Hamad in el-Sharqiyah Province. Travellers should exercise caution in light of the continuing political tension in Egypt. You should reconsider plans to travel to Egypt at this time due to the frequency of political demonstrations that become violent and may affect your personal security.

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