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Fresh Clashes Erupt in Cairo

Flares are fired as members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clash with anti-Morsi protesters, along Qasr Al Nil bridge in Cairo, July 22, 2013.
Flares are fired as members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clash with anti-Morsi protesters, along Qasr Al Nil bridge in Cairo, July 22, 2013.
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Deadly clashes in Egypt have continued Tuesday, despite a plea from the country's interim president urging people to remain calm and abstain from violence.

Health ministry officials said the clashes Tuesday near a sit-in by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Cairo University left at least six people dead and 33 others injured.

At least four people died Monday in fighting between supporters and opponents of Morsi.

Interim President Adly Mansour went on state television late Monday to tell Egyptians that reconciliation is necessary for the country to move forward.

Sectarian violence

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch is urging the Egyptian government to prioritize ending sectarian violence, highlighting attacks against Christians in the weeks since Morsi's ouster.  

The group said Tuesday authorities should urgently investigate those incidents, and that religious and political leaders should "denounce the dangerous escalation of sectarian attacks."

Morsi's family has spoken out against Egypt's military, accusing it of kidnapping him.  The former president's son, Osama Morsi, threatened to use legal measures to gain his father's release.

At a news conference Monday in Cairo, Osama Morsi said the family has not seen their father since July 3 when Egypt's military overthrew Morsi's democratically elected government.

Military officials say they have detained Morsi for his own protection and that he is in good health.

Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has been holding near daily demonstrations in Cairo and across the country, demanding his release and reinstatement. He had served only one year of his term as Egypt's first democratically elected president following the removal of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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by: Rev Patrick Wager-Felix from: USA
July 25, 2013 6:13 AM
This is our take:
The Brotherhood is dead WRONG. The Brotherhood Can Not Demand anything, from anyone. The Brotherhood applied for the position to rule the "people" of Egypt. The Brotherhood won that election, thereby was given the JOB of rulling the "People" of Egypt.

NOW! The "people" Egypt comprise, Muslims, Christians, Coptics, NON believers et al. IF, the Brotherhood "fails" to RULE ALL of her people, "THEN" the PEOPLE of Egypt MAY TERMINATE the Brotherhho from employment. The People did JUST that. The MILITARY is now in FULL control and, WE suppoer the Egyptian Military! God bless America!


by: Frank from: Paris
July 23, 2013 6:33 PM
its so sad to see Arab nation butchering eatch other....while other parts and nations are uniting like EU, Russia, USA, China ,SE Asia, South America Union....Arabic nations are butchering eatch other, dividing, and are so competative that they are killing them selves off .....so sad

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by: Taib from: Africa
July 24, 2013 6:23 PM
I agree.....peace to all


by: Godwin from: Nigeria
July 23, 2013 12:33 PM
The Muslim Brotherhood is demanding two things at the same time. Which one of the demands is their prime - release of Morsi or his reinstatement? Their inability to see and agree that Morsi fouled up their chances is the indication that their claim to democracy is flawed; they do not understand democracy as an inclusive government not one for the Brotherhoods opportunity to maltreat others in the country. The military made a mistake in quickly bringing in civilians; this was just to keep the monies flowing from USA.

Had they held on to power for a while, the audacity of the brotherhood and other miscreants to rise in demand for Morsi's release would at least have been slower. As for the Christians, in the rule by the brotherhood they are second class citizens and marginalized; during the second revolution they are killed. Their hope should hinge on the success of this revolution, otherwise they have no hope of ever advancing their freedom.

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