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Mon Mar 02 07:03:10 SAST 2015

Egypt authorities ban further protests

Sapa-AFP | 26 January, 2011 11:23
Protesters clash with riot police in downtown Cairo January 25, 2011. Police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse Egyptian protesters in Cairo in the early hours of Wednesday after a long day of unprecedented protests calling for President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30 year rule. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Image by: ASMAA WAGUIH

Egypt's interior ministry on Wednesday banned demonstrations and warned that protesters will be prosecuted, as activists called for a second day of anti-government rallies.

"No provocative moves, or protest gatherings, or marches or demonstrations will be allowed," the ministry said in a statement.

"Legal measures will be taken against anyone (in contravention), and they will be transferred to the prosecution," the statement continued.

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