Aug. 12 - Egypt is expected to begin operations against two protest camps supporting ousted president Mohamed Mursi, with many fearing further bloodshed. Tom Dinham reports.
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~*NONE* Chanting in support of Mohamed Mursi, these supporters of the ousted Egyptian president make their presence felt in Cairo on Monday. Egyptian police are expected to take action to clear two large sit-ins, security and government sources have said, a move which could trigger fresh bloodshed. The sites are the main flashpoints in an ongoing confrontation between pro-Mursi protesters and the army, which removed Egypt's first democratically elected leader last month. Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood group issued a statement on Sunday criticising plans to interfere with their right to protest and called on international rights groups to visit their camps. Recent mediation efforts by Western and Arab governments have failed to break the political deadlock. Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has come under increasing pressure from hardline military officers to move against the protesters, security sources say.