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  Adar 1, 5773 , 11/02/13

Tight Security on 2nd Anniversary of Mubarak's Ousting

Egypt's security forces were on high alert Monday ahead of pro-democracy protests to mark the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a police official told AFP.

Authorities have boosted security around the presidential palace, the interior ministry and around Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well as around key public installations, the official said.

Marches were due to set off at 5:00 pm towards Tahrir -- epicentre of protests that toppled Mubarak -- and the presidential palace where violent protests have been staged against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

"There will also be extra security around the main metro stations after some groups threatened to block the tracks," the official said.

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