Local Egyptians rally downtown

Egyptians supporting ousted president Mohammed Morsi rallied outside the Egyptian consulate in downtown Chicago Friday.

They called on President Obama to make a stronger statement against the military takeover of Egypt’s government, and to stop providing the regime with millions of dollars in aid.

The rally happened simultaneously with rampant bloodshed on the streets of Cairo and other major Egyptian cities.

The interim military government declared a “state of emergency” Wednesday, giving police wider authority to shoot and kill civilians.

Initial reports say more than 100 people were killed after Morsi supporters violated a 7 p.m. curfew Friday night.

That would bring the total death toll to 750 since Wednesday.

President Obama denounced the military’s actions, calling it a “dangerous path.”

In Chicago, protesters demanded that Obama do more.

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