Egypt Street Battles Leave At Least 82 Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce street fights and other violence have pushed this week's death toll in Egypt well past 700.

Officials say Friday's "Day of Rage" called by the Muslim Brotherhood has resulted in least 82 deaths, including 10 police officers.

Unlike Wednesday's bloody assault by police and troops on Brotherhood protesters, Friday's violence included gunbattles between residents and police in civilian clothing against protesters. The two sides engaged in running street battles throughout the capital's residential neighborhoods.

The violence erupted shortly after midday prayers when tens of thousands of Brotherhood supporters answered the group's call to protest across Egypt. The Brotherhood is now calling for daily demonstrations.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 220007021 - wbko.com/a?a=220007021
Gray Television, Inc.