EU calls on Egyptian authorities to halt violence

November 20, 2011 23:58


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BRUSSELS - The European Union's foreign policy chief urged interim authorities in Egypt on Sunday to halt violence against protesters and ensure a democratic transition following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February.

Catherine Ashton said in a statement she was "extremely concerned" about violent clashes over the weekend, particularly in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where police backed by the army used batons and teargas on Sunday.

Egypt's state news agency reported three dead in a second day of violence on Sunday and 192 wounded as demonstrators demand the ruling generals hand power to civilians. Medical sources say as many as 11 people died on Sunday.

"I urge calm and restraint and condemn the use of violence in the strongest terms," she said. "There is no doubt that the transitional process is a difficult and challenging one.

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