Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Egypt protesters face dawn crackdown

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 00:32

Aug. 12 - Supporters of Egypt's ousted president continue a sit-in protest despite threat of dispersal measures on Monday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi continued an ongoing vigil in the late hours of Sunday (August 11) despite warnings that authorities would take steps to empty out two pro-Mursi sit-ins in Cairo at dawn. Government and security sources have said that the Egyptian police would start taking action against the densely packed camps at Raba'a al-Adawiya and Nahda squares in Cairo, a move which could trigger more bloodshed. The sites are the main flashpoints in the confrontation between the army, which toppled Mursi last month, and supporters of Egypt's first freely elected President. Mursi's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement on Sunday criticising any plans by "coup makers" to interfere with their right to protest and calling on international rights groups to visit their camps to see how peaceful they were. Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Gamal Heshmat said any attempts to remove the sit-in by force would be disastrous.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Egypt protesters face dawn crackdown

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 00:32