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August 16, 2013 7:51 am

Egypt on Edge as Muslim Brotherhood Calls for More Protests

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Protests in Egypt. Photo: Gigi Ibrahim.

Daily Telegraph – Defying criticism from major Western allies, Egypt’s army-backed government warned it would turn its guns on anyone who attacked the police or public institutions after protesters torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday.

At least 623 people died and thousands were wounded on Wednesday when police cleared out two protest camps in Cairo set up to denounce the military overthrow on July 3 of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi.

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