Egypt Wont Back Down

Bloodshed intermingled with blood oaths early Wednesday in Egypt, as time appeared to be running out for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy.

Health officials have counted the bodies of 23 people who died when Morsy’s angry opponents met head-on overnight with his supporters at Cairo University.

Hundreds more left the clashes with bruises and other injuries, state-funded Al-Ahram news reported, after rocks, Molotov cocktails and bullets flew.

Demonstrations elsewhere in Egypt were mostly peaceful, and protest leaders have called for nonviolence

But as a deadline approached on an ultimatum the military gave Morsy this week, the leaders spoke of potential bloodshed.

“We swear by God that we are ready to sacrifice our blood for Egypt and its people against any terrorist, extremist or ignorant,” they said in a statement, which was titled “The Final Hours.”

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