Egypt’s Nour Party dismisses state of emergency

Egypt’s Nour Party has dismissed a month-long state of emergency declared by the interim government, following the recent fatal crackdown on the supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

The Egyptian political party condemned the police brutality on Thursday, calling for the resignation of the interim government.

Nour says another administration must take responsibility to maintain unity and the sanctity of people in Egypt.

Egyptian authorities say the interim government forces will stand firm against any more protests.

After a brutal crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters on Wednesday, the interim government declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Cairo and eleven other provinces between 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT) and 06:00 (0400 GMT).

The Egyptian presidential office issued a statement, saying the curfew decision was made because the “security and order of the nation face danger due to deliberate sabotage, and attacks on public and private buildings and the loss of life by extremist groups.”

On Wednesday, Egyptian security forces moved in to clear out thousands of supporters of the ousted president from two camps – one near the Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo’s Nasr City and a smaller one in Nahda Square in Giza.

Egypt’s Health Ministry said over 230 people died in the clashes and more than 2,000 people were wounded across the country. According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, 43 policemen were also killed in the violence.

However, the Muslim Brotherhood put the death toll far higher, saying more than 2,000 people had died in the police crackdown on Morsi supporters.

Tension has intensified in Egypt since July 3, when the Egyptian army removed Morsi from office. The army also suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament.

By Press TV

 

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