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Egypt Braces for Possible Violence Ahead of Islamist Protest

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Egypt boosted security on campuses and across Cairo as the government of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi braced for an Islamist protest that may be the fiercest since his election.

With security forces in the midst of an offensive against Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula, an ultraconservative group known as the Salafi Front has called for a “Muslim youth uprising” after dawn prayers tomorrow. The government today began deploying units in riot gear and backed by armored vehicles, according to photos and video clips released by the military spokesman and Interior Ministry.