Security forces to deal strictly with ‘illegal’ 25 January protest

Security will deal very strictly with the collective protest scheduled for 25 January in front of the Ministry of Interior, a security source said, describing the protest as "illegal."

A security official told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the police will act in accordance with the law and that security will be strict because protestors have not obtained the required permission.

All the necessary legal procedures have been adopted in the places where the protest is expected to be staged, the source added.

The official added further that security will arrest protesters who commit violations such as impeding the flow of traffic.

The 6 April Youth Movement, one of the groups that called for the protest, has distributed 20,000 leaflets in various governorates.

The leaflets call on people to participate in the collective protest, which will coincide with Police Day. The leaflets read, "I will protest on 25 January to get my rights."

In a statement issued on Saturday, the movement called on those planning to participate in the mass protest to attend a meeting that will explain how to deal with security and how organizers will help reporters cover any police violations.

A member of the movement in Ismailia said that several political groups, parties, movements and citizens will take part in the protest scheduled for Tuesday. Dozens of textile workers will also participate in the protest at the company where they work.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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