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Violent protests will be dealt with firmly: MOI

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The ministry statement also announced hotlines for citizens to use to file complaints, or advise security forces of criminal activity.

By Kanzy Mahmoud

The Non-Commissioned Officers Club and the Ministry of Interior stressed the importance of the police protecting citizens on 30 June, in an official statement released Saturday.

“Policemen are responsible for protecting the homeland,” read the statement.

The statement announced that approximately 200,000 police officers will be on duty on 30 June, stationed in all governorates and employing more than 150 police vehicles .

It also stated that the mission of security officers is to protect peaceful protestors and citizens, as well as to secure private and public facilities, including roads.

The Ministry of Interior claimed that the best way to differentiate between actual police officers and imposters is the fact that officers will remain neutral during the protests and not interfere, and would only use teargas and water as weapons to prevent clashes.

The ministry statement also announced hotlines for citizens to use to file complaints, or advise security forces of criminal activity.

Tamarod, a petition campaign calling for early presidential elections, have called for mass protests on 30 June.


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