Â LONDON, England,Â Aug 14, 2013Â (AFP)
BritainÂ on WednesdayÂ condemned theÂ use of force by Egyptian police to clear two protest camps set up in Cairo byÂ supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and called for restraint.
“I am deeply concerned at the escalating violence and unrest in Egypt, andÂ regret the loss of life on all sides,” Foreign Secretary William Hague said inÂ a statement.
“I condemn the use of force in clearing protests and call on the securityÂ forces to act with restraint.
Hague added: “The UK has been closely involved in intensive diplomaticÂ efforts directed at reaching a peaceful resolution to the standoff.
“I am disappointed that compromise has not been possible.”
Hague called on leaders on all sides to work to prevent future violence.
Security forces launched a crackdown on the two protest campsÂ on WednesdayÂ that quickly turned into a bloodbath with dozens of people dead.
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