Crackdown, demo ban as Egyptians mark revolt anniversary

Pro-government Egyptians holding national flags gather on Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on January 25, 2016, as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprisingEgyptians on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak amid tight security and a warning from the new regime that demonstrations will not be tolerated. Dozens of masked policemen deployed in several Cairo squares including near Tahrir Square — the epicentre of the 18-day anti-Mubarak revolt — to prevent potential protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government. Egyptian special forces toting machineguns patrolled several Cairo districts, with police armoured vehicles on the streets.


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