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29 groups show videos, testimonials to counter SCAF statements about violence

By Omnia Al Desoukie CAIRO: Twenty-nine youth and rights groups called on Egyptians Tuesday to revolt against the “tyrannical” military that killed peaceful protesters and burning state-institutions. To counter statements made by the ruling military council a day earlier, representatives of groups presented numerous videos and accused the council of ordering the clearing of a three-week-long …

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MPs missing from MP sit-in, return at 4 pm

By Mostafa Sheshtawy CAIRO: A group of newly elected members of parliament were conspicuously absent from a sit-in they announced Monday in protest at the violence used by security forces against unarmed protesters on Qasr El-Ainy Street since Friday. The sit-in, originally planned to be held at the State Council building, was moved to the Journalists’ …

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Health ministry raises death toll to 12 as Cairo clashes continue

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Two people were announced dead on Monday as the crackdown on protesters by security forces continued in downtown Cairo, raising the death toll to 12, according to the Ministry of Health. Some reports put the number of those killed at 13, while doctors working at field hospitals in the square said six …

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Egypt’s military, activists vie for public support

By Hamza Hendawi / AP CAIRO: Egypt’s ruling military and the revolutionaries who demand they immediately step down battled for a third day in the streets — and competed fiercely for the support of a broader public that has grown tired of turmoil since the fall of Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. The generals appear to …

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Army shouldn’t be dragged into confrontation with protesters, say political powers

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Representatives of political powers condemned Sunday the crackdown on a cabinet sit-in which left 10 dead and almost 500 injured, including some 58 central security forces. The violent exchange of rocks and Molotovs, say politicians, have dragged the army into an uncalculated battle against citizens. “The army shouldn’t be dragged into such …

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Egypt military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

By Maggie Michael and Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: Troops pulled women across the pavement by their hair, knocking off their Muslim headscarves. Young activists were kicked in the head until they lay motionless in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Unfazed by TV cameras catching every move, Egypt’s military took a dramatically heavier hand Saturday to crush …

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Eight killed in ongoing crackdown on protesters

  CAIRO: Eight were killed and over 300 were injured in a crackdown on the cabinet sit-in, the ministry of health said Saturday. A crackdown on protesters camped outside the cabinet headquarters turned into an exchange of rock throwing and petrol bombs. By noon Saturday, the military had stormed Tahrir Square twice. Prime Minister Kamal …

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Ministry reports three dead from Cabinet crackdown, activists put toll at seven

By Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: At least seven people were killed, according to eyewitnesss, and over 250 injured in a violent crackdown on protesters outside the Cabinet headquarters that started before dawn Friday and spilled into the early hours of Saturday. The Ministry of Health’s latest statement said three were killed, however, rights activists at Zeinhom Morgue …

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Two dead, over 170 injured in bloody crackdown on Cabinet sit-in

By Mostafa Sheshtawy CAIRO: At least two people were killed and over 170 injured in a violent crackdown on protesters camped outside the Cabinet headquarters that started before dawn Friday and continued into the night. The Ministry of Health said at least two were killed, 105 were hospitalized and 68 of the injured were treated on …

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Advisory Council members resign in protest of crackdown on Cabinet sit-in

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Four members of the Advisory Council, recently formed by the ruling military council, resigned on Friday in protest of the crackdown by army forces on a sit-in outside the Cabinet headquarters in downtown Cairo. A violent crackdown initially on protesters camped outside the Cabinet headquarters escalated throughout the day, leaving at …

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