AMMAN,Â Aug 14, 2013Â (AFP)
Jordan’s opposition Islamists urged EgyptiansÂ to hold street protests to condemn Wednesday’s deadly crackdown onÂ demonstrators loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian security forces supported by bulldozers moved in on two hugeÂ pro-Morsi protest camps in CairoÂ on Wednesday, launching a long-threatenedÂ crackdown and leaving scores dead.
“Today you face a conspiracy by Egypt’s former regime. Blood of theÂ innocent that the interior ministry and security services shed today in CairoÂ appeals to you to fill the streets and thwart the conspiracy,” the IslamicÂ Action Front (IAF), the political arm of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood,Â addressed Egyptians in a statement.
“The fate of Egypt and all Arabs and Muslims will be determined in lineÂ with your action. Do not let the coupists, the Zionists and US adminstrationÂ win,” the IAF, the country’s main political party, added on its website.
In a separate statement, Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood also called forÂ rallies outside Egypt’s embassy in Amman to protest against the bloodshed.
“We call on the Jordanian people to demonstrateÂ WednesdayÂ evening outsideÂ the Egyptian embassy to condemn the massacre against the Egyptian protesters,”Â it said.
Amid chaotic conditions at the Cairo protest camps, an AFP correspondentÂ counted at least 124 bodies in a makeshift morgue set up by medics manning aÂ field hospital and treating scores of wounded.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said at least 2,200 people were killed and moreÂ than 10,000 injured in the crackdown. The government said 56 people have died.
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