Egypt marks 2011 revolution amid tight security
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 25, 2016
Egypt is marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution that toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak, as residents witnessed a security forces build-up in the streets of the capital, Cairo.
In a televised speech on Sunday, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi paid tribute to the twenty-fifth January uprising, pointing out that protesters killed during the eighteen-day revolt had sought to revive “noble principles” and found a “new Egypt”.
Sisi’s praise followed a recent spate of arrests and a heightened security presence in Cairo.