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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

World

Bruised Muslim Brotherhood fails to show street power in Egypt
Reuters
Cairo, August 24, 2013
First Published: 01:12 IST(24/8/2013)
Last Updated: 01:13 IST(24/8/2013)

Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialise on Friday as the movement reeled from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of Martyrs" processions that were to have begun from 28 mosques in the capital after weekly prayers. But midday prayers were cancelled at some mosques and there were few signs of major demonstrations unfolding in Cairo.

Security forces kept a watchful eye, but did not flood the streets, even near Cairo's central Fateh mosque where gun battles killed scores of people last Friday and Saturday.


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