Egypt calls for restraint in Ferguson


Fresh from killing hundreds at protest camps, the government of Egypt has expressed a desire for the U.S. to show “restraint and respect for the right of assembly and peaceful expression of opinion.”

The spokesperson of Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... [added] that Egypt is closely following the “mounting protests” in Ferguson.

Referring to the Secretary General’s statements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that protests, which erupted after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, should be dealt with by authorities “according to American and international standards.”

The statement also quoted the Secretary-General, urging a full investigation to reveal the ‘full light on the killing of the American teenager’ in order to achieve justice.

The latest statement by Egypt echoes similar statements by the United States calling on Egyptian authorities to exercise restraint and to respect the right of people to freely and peacefully assemble.