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Egypt tightens security, warns Muslim Brotherhood

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 - 01:25

Oct. 5 - Egypt's army and police set up checkpoints around Tahrir Square following clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and ahead of war anniversary celebrations. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Security is tightened in Cairo as Egyptian authorities warn the Muslim Brotherhood against staging violent protests after at least four people were killed in clashes Friday. As the country prepares to celebrate the anniversary of an Egyptian attack on Israeli forces in the Sinai during the 1973 war, both opponents and supporters of the Brotherhood are calling for mass demonstrations on Sunday. Some welcome the heightened security. SOUNDBITE: Egyptian Man In Square With His Family, Mohamed saying (Arabic) "I give them 10 out of 10 for new security measures, a hundred percent for safety. May God protect Egypt and the Egyptian army, and we are very thankful to General al-Sisi." Political tensions have gripped Egypt since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi in July, but on Saturday -- amid the heavy military presence -- there were signs of joy SOUNDBITE: Egyptian woman named Hala saying: (Arabic): "Tomorrow, God willing, it will be a great day, Egypt will be renewed. God willing everyone will come out and we will get rid of all the bad things in our country. Terrorism will disappear, the Muslim Brotherhood will disappear and the country will be better and stronger." While the Brotherhood may have won every election since Hosni Mubarak's fall, on Saturday it was the supporters of the interim government and the military celebrating in the streets

Egypt tightens security, warns Muslim Brotherhood

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 - 01:25

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