Monday marks the five-year anniversary of the protests in Egypt that led to the toppling of longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
Five years following Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising, police are raiding thousands of homes in search of people who may protest against current President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the BBC reports. Sisi rose to power in 2013 when he led a military overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who became the successor to Mubarak.
Human rights activists say more than 1,000 people have been killed and about 40,000 have been jailed since Sisi came to power. Many of those jailed were supporters of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Police are currently deployed around Tahrir Square in Cairo, where the 2011 uprising kicked off.