Violence Escalates in Egypt

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today the United States is deeply concerned about the continuing reports of violence in Egypt.

“I urge Egyptian security forces to respect and protect the universal rights of all Egyptians, including the rights to peaceful free expression and assembly.” -Ms. Clinton

She called upon the Egyptian authorities to hold accountable those, including security forces, who violate these standards. She stressed that those who are protesting should do so peacefully and refrain from acts of violence.

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Massive protests centered on Cairo’s Tahrir Square led to Mubarak’s resignation in February 2011.

“Our thoughts are with the families of those who have been killed or injured.” -Ms. Clinton

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