January 31, 2011 / 9:55 AM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Egypt, Jan 31

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Egypt as of 1800 GMT on Monday, from Reuters witnesses or witnesses who spoke to Reuters, unless otherwise stated.

* denotes new or updated item.

CAIRO - Thousands in Tahrir square hours after curfew in a mostly good-natured gathering, singing national anthem and “Viva Egypt, viva the people” as well as chants calling for the president to quit. Protesters call for mass rallies on Tuesday, saying 1 million people could take to the streets to mark a week since the uprising broke out.

CAIRO - 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) curfew passes. Curfew in place until 8 a.m. (0600 GMT). Train travel in Egypt is halted during hours of curfew, railway authority source says.

EGYPT - Death toll reaches at least 138, according to a Reuters tally of reports from medical sources, hospitals and witnesses. There was no official figure, and the real figure may be very different, given the confusion on the streets.

* ALEXANDRIA - Thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside the main train station chanting “Come on, go away, show some shame”. Witnesses said they had brought blankets and food, intending to stay the night and take part in the million-strong march which activists have called for Tuesday.

* MAHALLA EL-KUBRA - 2,000 people demonstrate in the Nile Delta textile town chanting “Wakey wakey, Mubarak, today’s your last day”. Some 3,000 protest in Tanta 3,000, and 1,000 in Kafr el-Zayat, also in the delta.

* HAMOUL - A demonstration by several hundred people in the town in Kafr el-Sheikh province, north of Cairo, was dispersed by “outlaws” armed with sticks and swords, witnesses said. Seven protesters were injured. In Kafr el-Sheikh town 3,000 protested.

* FAYOUM - 20,000 took part in a silent demonstration in Sawaqi square in the city south of Cairo.

SUEZ - Around 1,000 people protesting in city centre, using loud hailers to call others to join them. Around 150 people have been rounded up on suspicion of looting, a military source said. Canal official says Suez Canal working as normal.

DAMANHOUR - More than 3,000 march peacefully in the Nile Delta town, chanting slogans against Mubarak, his vice president Omar Suleiman and the new cabinet and “Revolution, revolution until we are free”.

MANSOURA - Thousands protest in the city’s main street.

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