Thirteen killed in Brotherhood clashes with police in Egypt




 
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Thirteen killed in Brotherhood clashes with police in Egypt
 
January 3rd, 2014  
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Thirteen killed in Brotherhood clashes with police in Egypt
By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Thirteen people were shot dead as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police across Egypt on Friday, defying an ever-widening state crackdown on the movement that ruled the country until six months ago. Islamists opposed to the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi in July have been holding daily demonstrations, even since the army-backed government declared his Brotherhood a terrorist group last week, increasing the penalties for dissent. The government is using the new classification to detain hundreds of Brotherhood supporters. The crackdown has reduced but not entirely broken the ability of the Brotherhood to mobilize protests.

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