Egyptian authorities arrested some 54 people for planning demonstrations and violent actions on the anniversary of the 2011 revolution (January 25), according to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday, January 29. Those detained reportedly had links to a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Turkey. The ministry issued the statement after police arrested a former official associated with the opposition Civil Democratic Movement.
January 25 marked the eighth anniversary of the removal of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Individuals in Egypt are advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments and avoid discussing sensitive political topics in public.
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