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Cleanup begins at Cairo's Rabaa sit-in

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 00:55

Aug. 15 - Residents and workers begin cleanup efforts at the scarred site of the larger of two sit-ins that was forcibly dispersed on Wednesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Thursday it would bring down the "military coup" but stressed it remained committed to a peaceful struggle, despite the heavy loss of life when government forces broke up its protest camps. Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities cleared remains of a sit-in by Mursi's supporters in Cairo's Nasr City neighborhood after Wednesday's deadly army raids on Mursi supporters, killing hundreds. The crackdown on Wednesday defied Western appeals for restraint and a peaceful, negotiated settlement to Egypt's political crisis following the military's removal of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last month, prompting international statements of dismay and condemnation. Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt after the worst nationwide bloodshed in decades, although a curfew largely held in Cairo overnight.

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Cleanup begins at Cairo's Rabaa sit-in

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 00:55