UN Chief condemns killings of protesters

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Clashes with policemen have become a regular scene in downtown Cairo. Photo: Amr Emam/IRIN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday condemned the reported killing of more than 50 people at protests outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Egypt earlier that day.

Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, says the Secretary-General was deeply concerned about the killings.

” He condemned those killings and called for them to be thoroughly investigated. The Secretary-General called on all Egyptians to be mindful of the precarious path the country is now on and to do everything possible to avoid further escalation and once again urged all sides to act with maximum restraint. ”

The Secretary-General urged all Egyptians and political parties to work constructively to forge a consensus on the way forward through peaceful means.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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