At least 525 protesters gunned down in Egypt
Egypt’s interior ministry told reporters on Wednesday night that 43 security personnel had lost their lives in the day’s clashes. Violent unrest convulsing the country has led the interim government to declare a month-long state of emergency, with a daily curfew between 7pm and 6am in Cairo and 13 other governorates. Meanwhile, Egypt’s military rulers yesterday faced international condemnation over the bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters, with France warning of the threat of “civil war” and the UN rights chief demanding an investigation.
In a statement yesterday, US President Barack Obama said Washington “strongly condemned” the crackdown on supporters of deposed president Morsi. “The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces,” Obama said from his vacation home on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The HeraldSimilar Stories