In Egypt, 'Tense Calm' After Violent Night
30 dead, more than 1K wounded in clashes
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2013 6:11 AM CDT
Supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi clash in Cairo Friday.   (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

(Newser) – Last night's clashes in Egypt left at least 30 people dead and more than 1,000 injured, raising the big question: Was it a prelude to even greater unrest today and in the near future? A "tense calm" prevails for now, reports al-Jazeera, but the Muslim Brotherhood wants protesters to stay in the streets: "The masses will continue their civilized protests and peaceful sit-ins in Cairo until the military coup is reversed and the legitimate president is restored," it said this morning in a statement.

Interim President Adli Mansour was meeting with military leaders today in the wake of yesterday's violence, reports AP. They're expected to name an interim prime minister to run the country on a day-to-day basis, and Reuters says a familiar name is at the top of the list: One-time reform candidate and former UN nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei. Much of yesterday's violence took place on bridges over the Nile in central Cairo and in the city of Alexandria.

View 5 more images
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
In Egypt, 'Tense Calm' After Violent Night is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 6 comments
Jul 6, 2013 12:46 PM CDT
The UPS american company broke the box and they saying they aren't responsible. Solar Topps facked my roof american company. You want me to worry about facking Egypt. There is more $hit happening here every day and nobody gives a $hit. This country is broken, there is no customer service anymore America is broke and you want me to worry about some camels.
Jul 6, 2013 12:33 PM CDT
Don't worry, warmongering Globalists and Malthusians, the Salafists will not disappoint you. They will rally to the cause of the disintegration of Egypt, as you wished the puppet Morsi was still doing with his anti-economic absolutist Islamist "policy." By the way, all going swimmingly in Syria, as it did in Libya: Or, in summary, for all you supporters of the "humanitarian intervention" against those secular leaders of Muslim nations: " Then, rumors began to circulate that such a formation was herding people into mosques during prayer time and preventing women from driving cars. The following day, the so-called Revolutionary Military Council in Aleppo issued a statement banning women from driving. The group also released several video clips showing men of various Arab nationalities patrolling the streets and forcing people to pray. Another video posted on YouTube by opposition activists shows a prominent member of the Saudi virtue police, Abdallah al-Hattel, in a pickup truck in the suburbs of Aleppo calling on people to attend to their prayers. These developments sparked the anger of many of Aleppo’s women. “This revolution for freedom is driving us further into the arms of the Syrian army and the regime’s approach to social and individual freedoms,” Mais al-Omar declared." Ah yes, the enlightened liberal defenders and promoters of democracy, who denounce the removal of the anti-Egptian Islamist Morsi, puppet of the tax-avioding Corporate parasites and their military alllies, have much to be proud of. By the way, where were the cries of indignation from Puppet Obama and his clones when their puppet Morsi tried to dismember the Constitution a few months ago? But Puppet Obama and his Socialist clones have no respect for Constitutions, as is proven time and time again. Or, for the human race, which the Constitution was intended to safeguard from such tools of evil.
Jul 6, 2013 11:04 AM CDT
Alright, Obama , I mean Morsi, supporters, Stick your heads up, the Egyptian army needs target practice Obama must be mad as hell, his boy kicked to the curb, Damn, his Muslim spring tuned into a cold winter pretty fast Obama tried to pick a candidate for Egypt, He picked Muslim brotherhood to support , they handed up Morsi, Obama approved! Obama and his band of idiots are scrambling to figure out , What to do!!! I hope the new Egyptian leader tells Obama to shut the FU%$%^K Up!!!