August 19, 2013

Egypt's growing divide

Is there an end in sight to the bloodshed?

An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP)

Violence continues to sweep across Egypt as anti-coup demonstrators face off against security forces. The crackdown has left hundreds dead and thousands more injured. Divisions are growing stronger as the government calls for counter protests to confront "terrorism", while Muslim Brotherhood leaders continue to stage fresh rallies.  With escalating tensions and a rapidly deteriorating situation, what is next for Egypt? And what does it feel like to be an Egyptian amidst all the chaos? 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Tarek Radwan @tradwan
Associate director for research, Atlantic Council
Mona Al Qazzaz @mqazzaz
Spokesperson, Muslim Brotherhood
Miral Brinjy @MiralBrinjy
Communications director, Dostour Party, Dokki Branch
Khalid Abdalla @khalidabdalla
Actor & activist

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