Violence in Egypt

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
October 11, 2011
Egyptian Christians Protest in Egypt on October 10

The White House released a statement on the violence in Egypt on October 10, 2011. The Press Secretary said:

"The President is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among demonstrators and security forces. The United States expresses our condolences to the families and loved ones of all who were killed or injured, and stands with the Egyptian people in this painful and difficult time. Now is a time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt. As the Egyptian people shape their future, the United States continues to believe that the rights of minorities -- including Copts -- must be respected, and that all people have the universal rights of peaceful protest and religious freedom. We also note Prime Minister Sharaf's call for an investigation and appeal to all parties to refrain from violence. These tragic events should not stand in the way of timely elections and a continued transition to democracy that is peaceful, just and inclusive."

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Suzanne C.
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Oregon, USA
October 12, 2011

Suzanne C. in Oregon writes:

I applaud the encouragements our government sends to them and peacekeeping efforts. Condlolences to those who have lost loved ones.

For my part, respectfully requesting a cease from any retaliating violent actions. I feel bad for the hurt feelings, but I know that "two hurts only makes all things worse and never brings happiness or peace.

Good job, America, for the care and concern.

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