Aug 15, 2013
By Scott Walker
Egypt is quiet this morning — after a day of bloody clashes between police and demonstrators left more than 500 dead. More than 3,700 were injured in the violence.
The demonstrators are demanding that Mohammed Morsi be reinstated as president. He was removed from power by the military on July 3rd.
Egypt’s interim vice president, Nobel Peace laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, resigned as a statement of protest against the violence.
Canada and other world leaders are condemning the violence and calling for calm. Foreign Affairs is warning against any non-essential travel to Egypt, except to coastal resorts.