November 10, 2020 | News | No Comments
(11:38 AM EST) As the deathtoll continues to rise in Egypt on Wednesday and graphic images of those killed surfaced on social media, a presidential edict from the military-backed government announced a month-long State of Emergency was nowbeing imposed across the country.
According to reports of the declaration, the military-appointed Interim president Adly Mansour, has “tasked the armed forces, in cooperation with the police, to take all necessary measures to maintain security and order and to protect public and private property and the lives of citizens.”
CNN International interviewed a doctor who says army soldiers raided the field hospital where the dead and dying had been brought and forced all medical personel to leave at gunpoint, leaving the wounded behind.
Journalists and witness were reporting scenes of chaos and carnage in and around the Rabaa camp, where most of the violence was concentrated. The Guardian’s Patrick Kingsley sent this ominous tweet:
Twitter reports, including photos, from correspondents and witnesses on the ground in Cairo continued to provide the most up-to-date coverage of events. [Warning: graphic images contained in twitter stream]:
Tweets from @jonqueally/from-cairo
Reporting on the response to the “state-of-emergency” edict, Kingsley reports from Cairo:
Mohamed ElBaradei, part of the leftist coalition that once backed the coup against Morsi and was appointed to serve as Vice President of the interim government, has now resigned from the post in protest of today’s violent crackdown and the imposition of the ‘state of emergency.’
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