Egyptian Protesters Defy Curfew on ‘Friday of Anger’

CAIRO, Egypt — Thousands of protesters defied a government-imposed curfew Friday evening, staying put at Cairo’s Ramses Square and in the streets.

egypt-fridayNightfall threatened to increase tensions even more in Egypt as the military said it would “deal firmly” with anyone who breaches the curfew.

The protesters, mostly supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy, filed into the streets after afternoon prayers, promising a “Friday of anger.”

The fear is that the skirmishes foreshadow a violent wave similar to one that broke out Wednesday when hundreds were killed.

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