Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: June 28, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Egypt on edge before Sunday’s massive protests



CAIRO — Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt’s embattled Islamist president held rival sit-ins in separate parts of Cairo on Saturday on the eve of opposition-led mass protests aimed at forcing Mohammed Morsi from power.
The demonstrations follow days of deadly clashes in a string of cities across the country that have left at least seven people dead, including an American, and hundreds injured. The violence — and wide expectation of more to come Sunday during rallies that the opposition says will bring millions into the streets — has fed an impending sense of doom in the country.
Egypt has been roiled by political unrest in the two years since uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak, but the upcoming round of protests starting Sunday promises to be the largest and perhaps the bloodiest. The turmoil has compounded the country’s social and economic woes, with crime surging, unemployment high and with shortages of basic items not uncommon.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow State to monitor travelers from Ebola-stricken area
arrow Mars High School evacuated Tuesday
arrow Parking dilemma remains
arrow Crash proves fatal
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow POLICE REPORTS
arrow Budzilek out, Pettigrew back in at Mars schools
arrow Police: Child found in car with parents passed out
arrow 2 meetings to air school consolidation plans