Ahead of 25 January anniversary, religious figure condemned call for protests as dangerous and “forbidden”
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Facebook pages allegedly call to incite violence in state, marches on 25 January 2016
By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional football in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has no apparent intention of easing …
At least nine car bombs went off throughout the morning, when the city is typically gridlocked.
The deadly wave of protests presented Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government with the most serious challenge to its rule since it came to power more than a decade ago.
Supporters of the leftist coalition the Popular Front shouted slogans such as: “The people want to regime to fall!” and “Jobs, freedom, dignity!”