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    Two Islamist Protesters Killed in Cairo

    Police take positions after a protest was dispersed quickly, leaving fire burning in a main street in Giza, south of Cairo, August 14, 2014.
    Police take positions after a protest was dispersed quickly, leaving fire burning in a main street in Giza, south of Cairo, August 14, 2014.
    Reuters

    Two Islamist protesters were killed on Friday during clashes between police and demonstrators in Cairo, Egyptian security sources said.

    The men died from bullet wounds during clashes between a few hundred protesters and police in Giza on the outskirts of the capital, the sources said.

    Violence has polarized Egyptians since the army overthrew elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year following mass protests against his rule.

    Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt's most organized political movement, was declared a terrorist organization last year, and its political wing was banned last week.

    Small hit-and-run demonstrations are the most that the group can muster after a fierce security crackdown.

    Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters have been killed and thousands arrested since Morsi was ousted, with the largest number of deaths occurring almost exactly one year ago on Aug. 14, when security forces stormed two protest camps in Cairo.

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    by: Richy Waddle from: Delta-Nigeria
    August 16, 2014 12:12 AM
    What u sow is what u reap, Let the Law take its course.

    by: Godwin from: Nigeria
    August 15, 2014 11:09 AM
    In spite of everything, rioters face danger consequential to their action - whether riotous or “peaceful”. Protests are not riots. So any government that condones riots does not love its country. This is the ground I am on one man protest in far away Nigeria advising the court in Egypt to free Mr. Mubarak, the former Egyptian president ousted whom the riotous Muslim Brotherhood deceived the Egyptian populace to remove from power. I believe today Egyptians know better that the man meant good for the country. So the courts should uphold his defense that he did not order the shooting of innocent people, but spontaneous action by riot police can sometimes lead to elimination of troublemakers fronting as protesters.

    Arsonists and terrorists cannot be taken for innocent civilians, but if there were certain truly innocent people killed during Hosni Mubarak's regime in the riots, it is only good that the then president should render an apology on behalf of his government to the families of those so involved while the government in power now should make out an appropriate compensation to be paid to their families. Bottom line: Free Hosni Mubarak NOW.

    by: ali baba from: new york
    August 15, 2014 11:05 AM
    It seems that fanatic can not stop their irresponsible behaviors. so they can be killed in riots or kept in jail. if they want ,they got

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