Egypt Announces Month-Long State of Emergency

Egypt’s interim President Adli Mansour has announced a month-long state of emergency beginning 4 p.m. on Wednesday and mandated the army to assist the police in restoring security and order.

Violence swept the country on Wednesday as the Egyptian authorities began their crackdown on ousted President Mohamed Mursi’s supporters.

Ninety-five people were killed in the crackdown, the health ministry said.

A statement by the presidency said that it mandated the armed forces and the police to do what they can to restore order while protecting lives as well as public and private property.

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