Morsi to deploy armed forces to bring street protests under control – report — RT

Posted: December 8, 2012 in Human Rights, Middle East, News
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http://rt.com/news/morsi-powers-police-issue-593/

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will authorize the deployment of the country’s armed forces to quash street protests in Cairo, Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported. At least seven people died over the last few days in the unrest gripping the city.

Al-Ahram writes that the new legal measures approved by the cabinet are geared towards helping security forces “maintain security and protect vital state institutions.” The publication added the armed forces would also be given powers of arrest.

The palace is now surrounded by barbed wire fences and concrete barricades, with police and soldiers guarding the perimeter. Tanks and armored vehicles we deployed in the Egyptian capital on Thursday to quell the rising unrest.

Read full report via RT.com

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