14 January 2013

Egypt: Interior Minister: I Will Personally Secure Jan. 25 Peaceful Protests

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim affirmed that he will personally supervise and secure the peaceful protests to be staged marking the January 25 anniversary.

The security authorities have finalized preparations on the occasion of celebrating the anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, Ibrahim told MENA Sunday14/1/2012.

Security measures will be stepped up in all the areas and the vital institutions in the country, the minister affirmed.

The police authority is capable of differentiating between the peaceful protests and riot acts, he said, citing the incidents which took place in Simon Bolivar, where the security forces dealt with the rioters without doing anything to the sit-inners in Tahrir Square.

The Interior Ministry belongs to the people, he said, affirming that the ministry stands at an equal distance from all the political groups and powers.

The ministry's aim is to achieve security for the Egyptian citizen, he asserted, vowing to strike with an iron fist whoever tries to terrify citizens.

Meanwhile, He said that Prime Minister Hisham Qandil provides all the necessary support to the Interior Ministry.

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