Sharm el-Sheikh: 'There was a barricade in front of the hotel'

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After six days of violent protests across Egypt, the British Foreign Office (FCO) has upgraded its travel advice, telling Britons in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez to leave if it is safe for them to do so.

But the FCO is yet to organise a formal evacuation and says the 30,000 UK tourists in Egypt, most of whom are thought to be staying in resorts, are safe.

The BBC's Alex Belfield, who is on holiday in Red Sea resort Sharm el-Sheikh, says he returned from dinner on Saturday to find his hotel barricaded.

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