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Egypt authorities ban further protests

Sapa-AFP | 26 January, 2011 11:230 Comments
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)

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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