Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
EGYPT'S BROTHERHOOD STAYS ON STREETS DESPITE KILLINGS
CAIRO, July 28, 2013 (AFP) Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground in Cairo on Sunday, saying they would not leave the streets despite “massacres” by security forces who shot dozens of them dead.
Egypt's ambulance service said 72 people were killed in Saturday's violence at a Cairo vigil by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, triggering global anxiety that the Arab world's most populous country risked plunging into the abyss.
Mursi's Brotherhood, which won repeated elections after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, has vowed not to leave the streets unless Mursi is restored to power. His supporters accuse the military of reversing the uprising that brought democracy.
“They will not be content until they bring back everything from the era of the corrupt, murderous security and intelligence state,” senior Brother-
Mursi's Brotherhood, which won repeated elections after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011
hood official Essam el-Erian said on Facebook. “They've stepped up their efforts to do so by committing massacres never before seen in Egyptian histo- ry.” Although Cairo was quiet on Sunday morning, violent clashes rattled the Suez Canal city of Port Said, with a 17-yearold youth killed in fighting between the pro- and anti-Mursi camps and a further 29 people injured, security sources said.
The violence has deeply polarised Egypt, however, in one of the first signs of doubt from within the interim cabinet installed after the military takeover.
In another sign of unease, the Tamarud youth protest movement, which mobilised millions of people against Mursi, expressed alarm at an announcement that the interior minister was reviving the feared secret political police shut down after Mubarak was toppled.