August 16th, 2013
05:27 AM ET

More clashes feared Friday in Egypt

As Egypt faces the gruesome aftermath of clashes that left hundreds dead, demonstrators plan to defy an emergency order and take to the streets to mark "Friday of anger."

The Muslim Brotherhood promised huge protests and Egypt's military government showed no sign of easing its crackdown, setting the stage for what could become another catastrophic encounter of security forces and protesters.

The Egyptian army blocked all entrances and exits of Cairo's Tahrir Square with armored vehicles and barbed wire in anticipation of new protests, state-run EGYNews reported.


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  1. chrissy

    Hey @ rupert. Pretty boring here today eh?

    August 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Josh

    Muslim Brotherhood people have been going around burning more than 30 Coptic Christian churches and other Christian organizations. We need to thank the Egyptian military and police, who prevented these terrorists from harming more innocent people. It is good to know that there are at least some secular people like the Egyptian army in the Islamic fanaticism filled Middle East.

    August 17, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Josh

    Situation in Egypt is degrading. Egyptian police arrested a Pakistani man in passion of grenades and firearms among Muslim Brotherhood rioters. Presence of Pakistani among MB rioters is a definitive proof that Muslim Brotherhood is in bed with Al Qaeda in Egypt.

    August 17, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jorge

    Egypt will be stabilized when the Islamic Brotherhood is crushed. The scourge of salafism must be eliminated wherever it emerges – Niger, Mali, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan... The pacifists are absurd. Disregard their comments. Solve the problem.

    August 17, 2013 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. In home personal training Long Island

    So sad! I agree with Jorge a little. No matter what we all need to live together. The hard line stance needs to change.I'm Egyptian and My country is so beautiful, it is filled with such history.

    January 11, 2014 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
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