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Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators block Cairo road

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:40

Aug. 14 - Supporters of the deposed Egyptian president block a street in central Cairo after one protest camp was closed down and another is under siege by security forces. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters blocked a main street about a mile from the smaller of two demonstration camps in Cairo, after the camp was disbanded early Wednesday. Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi built ad hoc walls to stop traffic flowing through the Mohandiseen area, west of the city centre. There were reports of violent clashes in the area which cannot be independently confirmed. The nearby al-Nahda protest camp, close to Cairo University, was closed down at about 0700 local time Wednesday. Another larger camp in the northeast of the capital has been under siege by the military since about 0730 local time. At least 30 have reportedly died in the attempted shutdown. The authorities have been warning they will close down the two protest camps by force for several days. Demonstrators continue to demand the reinstatement of deposed President Mursi who was overthrown by the military, backed by a mass popular movement on July 3.

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Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators block Cairo road

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:40