Metal detectors, police dogs, and various other security measures have been implemented in Cairo and Tahrir Square ahead of celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the 6th October War.
Osama al-Sagheer, assistant interior minister for Cairo security, toured different parts of the capital on Sunday to check on the security preparations.
He also checked security preparations in Tahrir where metal detectors had been installed. Police dogs are also being used to detect explosives. Certain entries have been allocated for women staffed by female officers and supervisors.
Buildings roofs overlooking Tahrir were also secured as well as the inside of the square.
Sagheer gave instructions to security personnel to treat citizens well and to properly secure the entries to the square to prevent the infiltration of any elements that might seek to create chaos.
A security source from Cairo Security Department said citizens were allowed into the square beginning at 10 am (Cairo time).
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm