Accessibility links

Egyptian Government Warns Muslim Brotherhood Against Violence


Signs of the "Rabaa" or "four" are seen during a protest by Muslim Brotherhood supporters near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo. The sign refers to the police clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in August and demonstrations organized for October 6.

Signs of the "Rabaa" or "four" are seen during a protest by Muslim Brotherhood supporters near Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo. The sign refers to the police clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in August and demonstrations organized for October 6.

Egyptian authorities are warning the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood against staging violent protests.

The government said on October 5 it was tightening security in all cities and strategic installations, a day after clashes in Cairo killed at least four people.

Those clashes broke out when hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Muhammad Morsi tried to converge on Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Earlier on October 4, at least two Egyptian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected militants on an army convoy east of Cairo.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over rising unrest in Egypt, and stressed "the importance of peace protest."

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
XS
SM
MD
LG