36 Protesters Dead in Egypt amid Security Operation.
PNN At least 36 people were reportedly killed as security forces
started an operation to clear pro-Morsi protesters. These activists have
been camped out on the streets of Cairo since the Egyptian president was
who have been camped out on the streets of Cairo since the Egyptian
president was deposed by the military last month. The death toll has
been numbered at 36 according to a field docter, while the Muslim
Brotherhood said at least 120 people had been killed. The Interior
Ministry said 200 people have been arrested, including 50 in the Rab al
Adawiyeh sit-in in Nasr City, and 150 in the Nahda Square sit-in in
Giza. The Interior Ministry also stated that security forces have
"total control" over Nahda Square, and that "police
forces have managed to remove most of the tents" in the area.
Security forces had blocked all access to the protest camp. The Interior
Ministry warned in a statement that the forces would deal firmly with
protesters acting "irresponsibly" and said it would guarantee
safe passage to those who want to leave the sites. Rawya Rageh, a
reporter based in Cairo, said that "this battle is much bigger than
what you're seeing, and the casualties. This is a fight for the
future of the country, and something that will determine the course of
the Egyptian revolution that has been going on for two years now."
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