US Embassy in Cairo closed to public on Monday

July 7, 2013 19:52

The US Embassy will be closed to the public and regular consular services are suspended on Monday, July 8, due to the possibility of protests in vicinity of the Embassy, located in Cairo.

The embassy in Egypt has occasionally been targeted by demonstrators.The advisory warned US citizens to avoid areas where large gatherings may occur, as crowds continue to increase in the nearby Tahrir Square over the course of Sunday afternoon.

"Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence," the advisory warned.

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