Monday, August 19, 2013

Egypt crisis: Tense stand-off at Cairo mosque
August 17, 2013

The BBC’s Bethany Bell said pictures show people inside the mosque building a make-shift barricade with chairs

Egyptian security forces have surrounded a mosque in the capital, Cairo, amid a stand-off with barricaded Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Dozens remain, refusing to believe the authorities’ pledge of a safe exit.

The tense stand-off follows a day of bloody clashes on Friday in which more than 80 people died and 1,000 Brotherhood supporters were arrested.

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