Egypt

Egyptian Police Ordered To End Pro-Morsi Sit-ins

Statement from military-backed government calls the demonstrations a threat to national security

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Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital Cairo.

"The cabinet has decided to take all measures necessary to confront these risks and put an end to them," an official said in a televised statement.

The statement termed the continued rallies "a national security threat".