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28 mai 2019 | 09h11 UTC

Egypt: Clashes reported during protest in Luxor May 28

Egypt Alerte de sécurité

Violent protest erupts in Nag Abou Asaba (Luxor) May 28; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 28/5/2019, 12h00 until 4/6/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Luxor

Event

According to local sources, security forces used tear gas and live ammunitions to disperse protesters gathered in the Nag Abou Asaba district of Luxor in the morning (local time) of Monday, May 28. Protesters were reportedly denouncing the removal of settlements due to a governmental road construction project. Unconfirmed reports claim security forces were forcing residents to leave their homes.

A heightened security presence has been reported in the area and further clashes between security forces and the residents cannot be ruled out. Further such protests are possible in the coming days. 

Advice

Individuals in Egypt, particularly in Luxor, are advised to avoid all protests and political demonstrations due to the risk of violence and arrest, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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