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Egypt’s vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei steps down


 

Egyptian vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei has stepped down amid mounting violence in the country, as authorities crack down on protesters.

His resignation is in protest to a violent crackdown on supports of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, reports The Associated Press. Morsi was forced out during protests in July.

In a letter sent to interim President Adly Mansour, as well as to The Associated Press, ElBaradei said he will not be held responsible for a “single drop of blood.”

Early Wednesday morning, authorities in Egypt used bulldozers to clear at least two pro-Morsi camps. The Egyptian health ministry says that at least 100 people have been killed in the crackdown.

Britain’s Sky News reports that one of its camera operators, Mike Deane, was shot and killed while filming the clashes between authorities and protesters.


 
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