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Egyptian politicians accuse US of violating rights in Ferguson

Egyptian authorities are calling for an investigation into the US' alleged violation of the right to peaceful protest, when US police forces used excessive force against demonstrators in the city of Ferguson, Mo.
An anti-Mursi protester walks on a wall, that was built by police early on Thursday in order to prevent clashes between protesters and police along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 29, 2012. The body writing Egypt's new constitution began a session to vote on a final draft on Thursday, a move President Mohamed Mursi's allies in the Muslim Brotherhood hope will help end a crisis prompted by a decree expanding his powers. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: P

CAIRO — A new crisis is looming for US-Egyptian relations after Cairo officials verbally attacked US authorities, accusing them of violating human rights during protests in Ferguson, Mo. Protests were staged in a number of US states following a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer who killed Michael Brown, a young African-American man.

This comes after a period of strained relations between Cairo and Washington following the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian authorities' dispersal of Mohamed Morsi supporters at sit-ins at Rabia al-Adawiya and Nahda squares. Washington adopted punitive measures against the Egyptian army as a sign of opposition to what it deemed violations of peaceful protesters’ rights, even announcing the suspension of a large portion of military aid.

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