State Council requests military police in anticipation of demonstrations

The State Council asked Major General Hamdy Badeen, the head of the military police, to increase security around the council in anticipation of demonstrations, the state-run daily Al-Ahram reported on Monday.

The demonstrations are likely to take place on Tuesday by supporters of presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.

Tuesday the council will consider Abu Ismail’s appeal, in which he requests that the interior minister produce an official document stating the nationality of his mother.

The Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted a source at the Giza Security Directorate as saying extensive security preparations by Central Security Forces and military police are planned for the council that day.

The newspaper reported that the council would also consider challenges filed against the Constituent Assembly, which is dominated by Islamists, and appeals submitted by Ayman Nour and Khairat al-Shater against disqualifying them from the presidential elections.

The source said all plaintiffs have many supporters who may stage protests in front of the council.

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