The violence is the worst since the onset of the Arab Spring, which removed the military-backed Hosni Mubarak from office in 2011. President Obama condemned the violence, while canceling joint military exercises scheduled for next week.TAGGED: Egypt
Critics of the president allege the cancellation is not enough and are calling on him to cut off $1.5 billion in aid the United States is providing to Egypt this year. Most of this aid goes to the military, the group that’s responsible for the coup (even if the president won’t call it a coup).
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