Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Egypt's Government Prepares To Move Against The Muslim Brotherhood Sit-Ins

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans and hold symbolic coffins during a march from the Al-Fath Mosque to the defence ministry, in Cairo July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt's Rulers Signal Move Against Brotherhood Vigils -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Egypt's new rulers said on Wednesday vigils by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi threatened national security, and signaled that they would end them, setting up a potentially bloody showdown with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Thousands of Mursi's Brotherhood supporters have camped out for a month at two sites in Cairo to protest against the army's overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president on July 3.

Almost 300 people have been killed in weeks of violence since the army deposed Mursi, including at least 80 when security forces fired on his supporters marching from the main vigil at a mosque in northern Cairo.

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More News On Egypt's Government Ordering The Police To Move Against The Muslim Brotherhood Vigils

Egypt Decrees That Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins Be Dispersed -- New York Times
Egypt's cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-ins -- BBC
Egypt’s government tells police to break up pro-Morsi protests -- Washington Post
Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood intensifies in Egypt -- CBS/AP
Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in -- AFP
Egypt Threatens Action Against Sit-Ins as Islamist Chief Charged -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Egypt leaders order 'all necessary measures' to clear Muslim Brotherhood protests -- The Telegraph
Police ordered to break up pro-Morsi protest, Islamists remain defiant -- RT

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