State of emergency in Egypt to be eased in mid-November

Emergency imposed in Egypt after security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by pro-Morsi supporters in August will be ended in mid-November, said the country’s interim government on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2013, 20:11 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

Cairo: Emergency imposed in Egypt after security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by pro-Morsi supporters in August will be ended in mid-November, said the country’s interim government on Tuesday.

The troops had opened fire on violent demonstrators that brought chaos to the areas of Cairo.

The announcement to end the emergency has been made by interim government spokesman Sherief Shawki.

Some media outlets had earlier reported that the government is intended to extend the state of emergency after the attack on a Coptic church in the Cairo suburb of Al Warraq on Sunday that killed at least three people.

The supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi have been carrying massive protests in demand to reinstate the Islamist leader.

Several churches and Christian properties have been targeted by the protesters so far.

Earlier in the day, Egypt`s Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat had ordered four police officers to be remanded in custody over charges of killing 36 members of Muslim Brotherhood in August.