Egypt Justifying Renewed Oppression By Pointing To Occupy Wall Street Crackdowns In U.S.

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"Egypt Justifying Renewed Oppression By Pointing To Occupy Wall Street Crackdowns In U.S."

As a part of renewed crackdowns on nonviolent activists in Egypt, the military-run government injured hundreds and killed several people over the weekend. Renowned Arab journalist Sultan Al Qassemi points out on a Twitter that an Egyptian television anchor on state television justified the crackdown by pointing to the crackdowns against Occupy Wall Street in the United States and similar crackdowns in Germany:

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