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    15 Killed in Egypt Protests

    Army soldiers in military vehicles move to take up positions during the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2015.
    Army soldiers in military vehicles move to take up positions during the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2015.
    VOA News

    At least 15 people were killed Sunday in Egypt as protesters marked the anniversary of a deadly 2011 uprising that ousted long-time leader Hosni Mubarak.

    Egyptian media reports dozens more were injured in clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Cairo and at least two other cities.

    Most of the deaths were in Cairo's Matariya district, an Islamist stronghold where police confronted supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

    Violence began Saturday, when police fatally shot activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh in Cairo as she walked toward Cairo's Tahrir Square to honor the protesters killed on January 25, 2011.

    Scores of protesters were killed during last year's anniversary.

     

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    by: Sabri from: Egypt
    January 25, 2015 12:40 PM
    VOA, this is a complicated situation we have in Egypt. Iran is streaming weapons and explosives into the Sinai for Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood who are slaughtering thousands of our Police and Military personnel. "Western" Media has reported but a fraction of the atrocities Iran is doing to us. Yes, you are right to criticize us because our military is trained and equipped by the US. but you must understand that we are not Israel... after 73 our Army was never designed to fight foreign invaders... it was designed to calm the population at home. You have to understand that the Muslim Brotherhood has always used these silly so called "liberals" as a front. But look what happened when the Muslim Brotherhood took over power - they killed all the "liberals" first..!!!

    by: annymous from: usa
    January 25, 2015 12:06 PM
    It looks for me that these demonstration is planned by Muslim brotherhood . Muslim brotherhood is paying very heavy to another political groups which has a strong ties with Muslim brotherhood. Muslim brotherhood objectives is to restore the power even the country suffered a civil war and the economy is totally destroyed. A significant source income is from tourism. tourism industry is connected with political stability. Muslim brotherhood is intentionally want destroy the economic of the country. Muslim brotherhood is a vicious organization and it should be banned from Us. Muslim brotherhood and other radical group is behind ISIS and it seems these idiots want violent similar isis in Syria . the news from Syria is so bad and word barbaric is not enough to describe the beheaded episode . I hope that Europe And Us has to take action against Muslim brotherhood before it will be too little to late
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    by: 1worldnow from: Earth
    January 25, 2015 7:08 PM
    Yeah, whatever! All your other posts concerning the USA involvement in stopping Muslims from their blood-thirsty quest of murder and rape, you have been on the Muslim's side every time! Make up your mind!

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