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Violent chaos stalks the streets of Cairo

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Violent chaos stalks the streets of Cairo


Seven people have been killed and at least 261 wounded after another night of violence in Cairo.

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Mursi clashed with Egypt’s security forces. Protesters blocked bridges in the city and hurled rocks at police who responded with tear gas.

Egyptian authorities announced Tuesday afternoon they had arrested 401 people overnight for provoking the unrest. Medical teams struggled to treat the injured as confrontations broke out across the city.

“The want to remove the legitimate government and bring back military rule, this will not happen, we will die for this, our life has no value if they kill our voices again” one protester said.

The night of protest came after US Deputy of State William Burns was in Cairo for talks, he called for a “stable, democratic, inclusive and tolerant” Egypt.

Out correspondent in Cairo witnessed the violence and says: “It looks like the final card in the Muslim Brotherhood’s hand has now been played, it complicates the situation and puts the security and political situation back to square one.”

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