Friday, 25 November 2011 10:16 AM
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised British nationals to “avoid all crowds and demonstrations. The situation is volatile and changing rapidly and we recommend that you follow events on local and international news and seek advice from tour operators".
There are reports of a call to demonstration for today – November 25th 2011 in Tahir Square.
There are also reports of a march to the Ministry of Defence in the Abbasiya district of Cairo on November 25th. It is possible that demonstrations could occur in other areas of Cairo as well as Alexandria and other cities in Egypt, including Suez, Ismailiya and Beni Suef.
British nationals should stay away from Tahrir Square, including the Egyptian Museum and the Downtown area of Cairo including Maspero and the Interior Ministry.
The first phase of elections are due to take place on November 28th. Voting for the People’s Assembly will take place in the following Governorates on this date: Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Fayoum, Damietta, Kafr El Sheikh, Assyut, Red Sea (including Hurghada) and Luxor.
The FCO has advised British nationals to stay away from polling stations on these dates.
The ongoing violent confrontations between security forces and demonstrators in Tahrir Square and the Downtown area of Cairo has been taking place since Friday November 18th.
Over 35 people have been killed, mainly in Cairo, and over 1,800 injured.
Since the Embassy is located in Garden City, which is near Tahrir and Downtown Cairo, if you need to visit the Embassy please call beforehand to check on security. The number to call is 02 2791 6000.
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