Egypt Independent

Major police preparations to secure 25 January celebration



The Interior Ministry is stepping up security as the celebration of the third anniversary of the 25 January revolution approaches. 
 
The event will be another test for police that comes shortly after the challenge of securing the referendum.
 
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has cancelled all holidays for officers and personnel and raised the security alert after reports that the Brotherhood is allegedly planning to commit acts of violence and hold riots on that day.
 
Unidentified sources said that the ministry is deploying 260,000 policemen from the Criminal Investigation Department, Rescue and Traffic personnel, Central Security Forces and Special Operations Forces, in addition to 500 combat groups and dozens of armored vehicles.
 
Police plan to secure important installations for 24 hours in coordination with the armed forces, including Tahrir Square, the Cabinet building, the Shura council, the Radio and Television building, the Central Bank, the Media Production City and power and water plants.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm