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US embassy warns nationals over possible protests in Egypt

Thursday 07/December/2017 - 11:18 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
The US Embassy in Cairo called on its citizens on Thursday to remain cautious and to avoid any protests or violence that may erupt after U.S. President Donald Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday.

The embassy warned its citizens from crowds، and asked them follow up the local news to know what is going.

The embassy advised non-essential staff to limit their presence at the US Embassy headquarters after working hours، including weekends.

US embassies around the world were on alert for protests after the announcement، which sparked uproar among world leaders and upended decades of American policy.

In Bethlehem، Israeli police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators while Palestinians set tires alight and threw rocks in Ramallah. In Jerusalem، about 20 chanting protesters at the historic Damascus Gate were ordered to leave by police.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. But Friday، the Muslim holy day، could provide an important test when Palestinians gather en masse for weekly prayers.

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