Egypt declared Month-long State of Emergency after Deadly Clashes

Aug 15, 2013 19:17 IST

Egypt on 14 August 2013 declared a state of emergency after many people were killed in a bloodbath when security forces, stormed two camps occupied by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo. The protesters were camping outside the eastern Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque and at Nahda Square.

The emergency will be in place for one month. The state of emergency enables the army to take all necessary measures to impose and retrieve security.

Protesters had camped in Cairo demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, who was country's first democratically elected President and his Freedom and Justice Party was the largest political group in the now dissolved parliament.

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