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Violence in Cairo following protest crackdown

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 01:15

Aug. 14 - Egyptian security forces clash with Muslim Brotherhood supporters who have been staging sit-ins in Cairo, calling for the reinstatement of their leader - former president Mohamed Mursi. Jessica Gray reports.

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EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Egyptian security forces crush barriers during a morning crackdown in Cairo. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have been camping out in the capital for the last six weeks, say at least 30 have been killed during the clearout. But officials say two security officers were shot dead and that a number of Brotherhood leaders had been arrested. The Brotherhood's television channel aired graphic footage of supporters they say were wounded in the violence. The crackdown, which began around 7:00 in the morning followed major international efforts to mediate a peaceful solution to Egypt's political stand-off between the military and the Brotherhood. The Islamist group had been calling for former President Mohamed Mursi's reinstatement after he was toppled by military leaders on July 3. The Brotherhood is now urging its backers to take to the streets, risking an escalation in violence and further destabilization in the pivotal Arab nation.

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Violence in Cairo following protest crackdown

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 01:15