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article imageOver 1000 arrested after Friday protests in Egypt

By Sami Zaatari     Aug 17, 2013 in World
Egypt's Interior Ministry has said that it arrested 1,004 people connected to yesterday's protests, accusing them of being linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, and committing acts of terrorism.
Protesters in support of former President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets yesterday in what they called a "day of rage" that left dozens of demonstrators killed by Egyptian security forces.
Meanwhile hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters have barricaded themselves into a Cairo mosque. The stand off at the Fateh mosque began on Friday, with some protesters inside the mosque being escorted out by security services.
The protesters inside say they won't leave even though they have been assured of their safety by the security services. Egypt's army spokesman has claimed that protesters from inside the mosque had been shooting at nearby buildings.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called for continued protests over the next week to demonstrate against the violence that's been used on protesters.
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