Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprising against Mubarak

January 25, 2016 8:03 AM

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CAIRO — Egypt is marking the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

The run-up to the Monday anniversary has seen stepped-up security measures in place in the capital, Cairo, as well as a new wave of arrests and security checks in the city’s downtown, an area popular with young, pro-democracy activists.

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