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London issues travel warning for Egypt

April 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- Parts of the transportation sector in Egypt are blocked by protests that could turn violent at any time, the British government warned.

Parts of Egypt are still experiencing public unrest more than two months after mass demonstrations forced Hosni Mubarak to resign as president after three decades in power.

Demonstrators in the southern city of Qena are protesting the appointment of a Christian governor. Protesters blocked roads and rail lines and violence has been reported, the British government warns.

"You should observe instructions and advice by local security authorities and avoid public gatherings and disturbances," a travel warning issued by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office reads.

Mubarak, his sons and former members of his administration are under investigation for their actions during the height of the unrest early this year. The country's interior minister is charged with issuing orders to fire live ammunition at anti-Mubarak protesters.

A fact-finding mission in Egypt found that at least 846 people were killed between Jan. 25 and Feb. 11, twice the figure given by earlier government estimates, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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