Former President Mohammed Morsi died while in a court hearing in Cairo on Monday, June 17, regarding espionage charges facing him over alleged contacts with the Palestinian Hamas group. The Egyptian military and Ministry of the Interior have reportedly declared a state of high alert in the country over the risk of related demonstrations.
Demonstrations and riots over Morsi's death are possible in Cairo and other Egyptian cities over the coming hours and days amid a heightened security presence. Localized transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in affected areas.
Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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