Egypt's Government Orders Break-Up of Pro-Morsi Protests

(Washington Post) Abigail Hauslohner and Michael Birnbaum - Egypt's military-backed interim government on Wednesday ordered the security forces to break up protest encampments in Cairo where thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have held running demonstrations over the past month. "The continuation of the grave situation in Rabaa and Nahda squares and the acts of terrorism, intimidation and cutting off roads is no longer acceptable," Information Minister Dorreya Sharaf said, reading from the cabinet statement.

2013-08-01 00:00:00

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