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Security tight in Egypt amid crisis

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 - 00:25

Aug. 18 - Soldiers line the streets of Cairo following a bloody weekend of clashes in the Egyptian capital. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Security remained tight near al-Fath mosque in central Cairo's Ramses square on Sunday (August 18) only day after gunfire was exchanged at the site with backers of former president Mohamed Mursi. Police on Saturday (August 17) finally cleared the building and made a string of arrests, with crowds on the street cheering them on and harassing foreign reporters trying to cover the scene. Scores of Muslim Brotherhood protesters had sought refuge from clashes on Friday (August 16) after protests they called for and dubbed a "Day of Rage" descended into violence and left 95 dead. More than 700 people have died, most of them backers of Mursi, in four days of violence. That has earned Egypt stiff condemnation from Western nations, uncomfortable with Islamist rule but also with the overthrow of an elected government.

Security tight in Egypt amid crisis

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 - 00:25

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