CAIRO — Nothing — not even hundreds of deaths — has stopped Mohamed Morsy’s supporters from demanding the ousted president be reinstated. And with more protesters saying they would die for their cause, the turmoil could get even uglier this week.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called for continued protests Monday as authorities remain determined to derail their plans.
But a spate of fresh violence is compounding Egypt’s turmoil, including the deaths of 36 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners and an attack that left 25 Egyptian soldiers dead.
At least 36 jailed members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed Sunday in what the Interior Ministry called an attempted jailbreak.
The inmates were among a group of more than 600 who were being transferred to a prison north of Cairo, ministry spokesman Hani Abdel Latif said. The inmates had grabbed a senior officer who was checking out “a commotion” in one of the trucks, he said.
“The other officers tried to free him, and in the process, they used tear gas, resulting in 36 detainees killed,” Abdel Latif said.
The captive officer was seriously injured but survived, the ministry said.
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