Middle East

Egypt cabinet tasks police to end Islamist sit-in

Egyptian supporters of Mohamed Morsi hold his portrait during a demonstration against the government in Cairo, on July 31, 2013. Egypt's cabinet have tasked police to take "necessary measures" to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, terming them a national security threat.

Egyptian supporters of Mohamed Morsi hold his portrait during a demonstration against the government in Cairo, on July 31, 2013. Egypt's cabinet have tasked police to take "necessary measures" to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, terming them a national security threat.  (AFP)

Egypt's cabinet on Wednesday tasked police to take "necessary measures" to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, terming them a national security threat.

"The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, and consequent terrorism and road blockages are no longer acceptable given the threat to national security," it said, tasking police to end the protests.

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