Security forces arrested 89 people for “inciting violence ahead of protests planned for 28 November, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior Hany Abdel Latif
said on Friday.
Police and military forces spent the last week preparing security plans in anticipation of protests that the Salafist Front called for on Friday.
According to state-run news agency MENA security forces also defused seven bombs in different governorates around Egypt.
The past year has witnessed a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been officially declared a “terrorist” organisation by the state. Thousands have been detained and sentenced to prison on charges of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Also, there has been a sharp increase in militancy and bomb attacks after the ouster of Brotherhood politician and former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.