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Egyptians bury dead, brace for more protests

Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:25

July 7 - Mourners bury several people killed in street clashes over the weekend as more demonstrations are in the offing. Andrew Raven reports.

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Mourners carry the bodies of Egyptians killed during a bloody weekend of street clashes in the capital, Cairo. They were among more than 30 people who died on Friday, as supporters and opponents of Egypt's recently-ousted president battled each other - and security forces - nationwide. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LAWYER, MOHAMED HAMOUDA, SAYING: "What happened, and what I saw from my house over there from the 25th floor, was crazy. The way that people were being killed was totally unacceptable. No Muslim or infidel or even an Israeli would do this." The deaths came after tens of thousands of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi demonstrated on Friday, calling for him to be reinstated. He was ousted by the military earlier in the week following massive opposition protests. On Sunday morning, Cairo was relatively quiet. But the clashes have shaken Egypt, which has suffered a tumultuous 30-month transition period after the overthrow of President Mubarak. And it's not out of the woods yet. Both supporters and opponents of Mursi have called for mass demonstrations on Sunday.

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Egyptians bury dead, brace for more protests

Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:25