Saturday November 01, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.




Home »  News »  National News

Ottawa urges 'high degree of caution' for Canadians amid Egyptian riots


Egyptian protesters clash with police, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Violence erupted briefly when some in the crowd fired guns and police responded with volleys of tear gas, witnesses said. State television reported 110 were injured. Egyptian health officials say 3 have been killed in clashes between protesters and police in Port Said . (AP Photo)

OTTAWA - The federal government has closed its embassy in Cairo for the day and is warning Canadians in Egypt to "exercise a high degree of caution."

Ottawa is citing demonstrations across Egypt and what it calls an "unpredictable security situation."

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and night curfew in three provinces hit hardest by the wave of violence that has left more than 50 dead since Friday.

Riots are being attributed mainly to politicized Egyptian soccer fans, known as Ultras, who have been battling with police.

Those same soccer fans helped fuel protests against the military leadership that ruled Egypt between the fall of former strongman president Hosni Mubarak and the election last June of Morsi the country's first freely elected leader.


Comments


NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Weyburn This Week welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus


About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media: www.glaciermedia.ca    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy

LOG IN



Lost your password?