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Haligonian in Egypt as violence erupts

Egypt erupted in violence on Wednesday and hundreds of people were killed, as the military moved to dismantle protest camps.
An Egyptian walks among the burned remains of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, in the center of the largest protest camp of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. The death toll keeps going up in Egypt after security forces swept through two sit-in sites yesterday, operated by supporters of Morsi. An Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman now says over 400 people died in the violence that has prompted international criticism. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egyptians living in Canada are on watch after the country erupted in violence Wednesday.

At least 525 people are dead after the military moved to dismantle protest camps.

Supporters of the deposed Muslim Brotherhood government clashed with the military throughout the day, and violence spread across the country.

Haligonians Rany Ibrahim and NSCAD teacher Tarek Abouamin are both dual citizens.

Abouamin is in Alexandria, Egypt and Ibrahim is in Halifax, but his family still resides in his home country.

Click here to hear them describe the unraveling situation on CBC's Information Morning.

 

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