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An Egyptian reads the daily Al-Ahram newspaper fronted by pictures of the trial of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi at a coffee shop in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
An Egyptian reads the daily Al-Ahram newspaper fronted by pictures of the trial of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi at a coffee shop in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
(Amr Nabil/Associated Press)

PATRICK MARTIN

As Egypt’s police state intensifies, Muslim Brotherhood heads underground

Around the Middle East there are many countries and several times when security precautions are heavy, to the point of being oppressive. Egypt is one of those countries and this is one of those times.

The ouster of Mohammed Morsi in July and the clashes with his supporters and crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood organization have led to a state of martial law and intense levels of security.