News Brief 8/29/2013, Elul 23, 5773
Muslim Brotherhood Protest on Friday Amid Crackdowns
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has once again called on supporters take to the streets on Friday to rally against the military coup in Egypt, despite police’s harsh crackdown on the movement.
As the Islamist group tries to move forward with plans of returning to elected rule, the interim government has arrested hundreds of its members and killed more than 1,000 supporters.
Most recently, Egyptian police captured senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed El-Beltagi on Thursday as the crackdown continues to lock up supporters of the ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.