In Egypt: Fear That ‘Day of Rage’ Will Add to Body Count
With the Muslim Brotherhood calling for marches in Cairo and other Egyptian cities in a “day of rage” over the deadly crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, there are fears that this week’s body count is going to go even higher, NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports.
From Cairo early on Friday, Peter told Morning Edition host David Greene that there is “a lot of anger and determination on both sides.”
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From ‘Morning Edition’: NPR’s Peter Kenyon, in Cairo, talks with host David Greene
The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are not only still upset that Morsi was removed from office by the nation’s military last month, but are also furious about Wednesday’s attacks by security forces on those gathered in pro-Morsi sit-ins. The crackdown left more than 600 people dead and nearly 4,000 injured.
Meanwhile, the military and Egypt’s interim government are saying they will use live ammunition against protesters who attack public property or security personnel.