Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Letters from Egypt: State of Emergency Announced

The presidential office has announced a state of emergency starting at 4 pm today and lasting for one month. This will entitle the military to use whatever force necessary to enforce security.

All other reports on the death toll and updates are conflicting. Friends in Heliopolis tell me that everything is pretty quiet (obviously not around Rabaa El Adwaya) with most people indoors. The same is true for Maadi.

There are also reports that a Metro line station in Helwan was hijacked by Morsi-supporters - this is a prime example of someone sending out information before confirming. Therefore, unless you can send pictures or saw it yourself - STOP SPREADING RUMORS. And just to be clear, that report has NOT been confirmed. But I'll let you know if it is.

1 comment:

  1. LeAnne, This is Sarah Murphy's mom writing you. Sarah listed your blog as one of her favorites and I began to read it just recently. All I want to say is please stay safe and err on the side of caution. There are lots of folks in MS that love you and want you to enjoy your career but be safe. And keep up the writing. It's so enjoyable.