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Topic - Nahda Square
Egyptian security forces used armored cars, bulldozers, tear gas and automatic weapons Wednesday to clear two protest camps in Cairo set up by Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, causing hundreds of casualties and at least 149 deaths.
Egypt's government on Friday told police to prevent the thousands of protesters that have been staging street sit-ins to support former President Mohammed Morsi from accessing their camps.
Thousands of supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president and his Muslim Brotherhood organization protested Sunday in Cairo and a dozen other cities across the fractious North African nation, as the Egyptian military continued its crackdown on Islamist groups.