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Preparing for the worst in Cairo

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:51

Aug. 13 - Pro-Mursi supporters reinforce and expand field hospitals inside sit-ins as they prepare for confrontations should security forces try to evict them. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi prepare for the worst in Cairo. With security forces expected to crackdown on the protests, a sign at a makeshift hospital says they are looking for volunteers. They are also stocking up on medical supplies. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER AND FIFTH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT, HASSAN GAMAL, SAYING: "We built this field hospital to serve as an emergency ward. This hospital was small at first, but we're expanding it so it can accommodate more patients. We're just an emergency ward; special cases are taken to the main hospital." The protests camps are the last political card in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood. The organization has seen its leaders jailed and their assets frozen since the army toppled Mursi on July 3 after mass protests against his rule.

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Preparing for the worst in Cairo

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:51