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Egypt arrests at least 500 in protests: security

Police arrested at least 500 people across Egypt today, after authorities vowed to prevent further protests the day after huge anti-government rallies, security officials said.

world Updated: Jan 26, 2011 22:53 IST

Police arrested at least 500 people across Egypt on Wednesday, after authorities vowed to prevent further protests the day after huge anti-government rallies, security officials said.

The figure includes 90 people in Cairo and 121 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood in the southern city of Assiut, the officials said without providing further details.

On Tuesday, around 200 people were arrested around the country.