The White House 311.
(photo credit: Thinkstock/Imagebank)
The White House on Tuesday called for an end to the "deplorable" violence in Egypt and said elections there must go forward.
RELATED:Egyptian Islamists divided over protests
"We are deeply concerned about the violence. The violence is deplorable. We call on all sides to exercise restraint," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
The US, which gives Egypt's military $1.3 billion a year in aid, urged Egypt to proceed with elections due to start on Monday despite the violence, a stance broadly echoed by many European leaders.
Egyptians frustrated by army rule battled police in Cairo
streets again on Tuesday.Protesters
waving flags and singing songs skirmished with security forces in and
around Tahrir Square, where banners read "Save Egypt from thieves and
the military" and "Handing power to civilians is the demand of all
Youth groups have called for a mass turnout later in
the day to press demands for the military to give way to civilian rule