Tension between the president's opponents and supporters remains high in Cairo (update)

While opposition groups rallied in Tahrir Square to continue protests against the presidential decree conferring exceptional powers for the president, supporters of the president called off their plans for a simultaneous demonstration to avoid further potential violence between the two groups. Tension between the two groups remains high. Travellers should exercise caution due to the volatile political situation in Egypt. Avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without notice.

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