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Avi Spiegel, PhD, Discusses Egypt's Authorization of Police to Use Deadly Force

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KPBS --Egypt Authorizes Police to Use Deadly Force


Avi Spiegel, PhD, discusses recent developments in Egypt on KPBS.  

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"Egyptian authorities on Thursday authorized police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks, after presumed supporters of the deposed Islamist president torched two local government buildings near the capital in the latest of a series of apparent reprisals to follow a bloody crackdown on their protest camps.

The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of national security, said in a statement that the new measures come after an angry crowd stormed the buildings in Giza, the city next to Cairo that is home to the Pyramids."

Complete interview - "Egypt Authorizes Police to Use Deadly Force" on KPBS | Aired August 15, 2013

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