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State of Emergency Delcared in Three Egyptian Cities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has declared a state of emergency and curfew in the cities of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said. Protests in the three cities began as a second anniversary commemoration of the 2011 revolution that ultimately ousted longtime president Hosni Mubarek, but the anniversary demonstrations turned into anti-Morsi protests in some places.

All three cities are several hours from our program sites in Cairo and Alexandria, so our students should not be affected by the state of emergency or curfew. IFSA-Butler will update our audiences on this situation as necessary.

For more information:

Link to Egypt map

BBC

CNN

New York Times

 
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