Statement from Dept. of State Re: Egyptian Attacks on Demonstrators and Journalists

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 2, 2011.  The following statement was released today by Philip J. Crowley Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman, Department of State.

After days of peaceful protests in Cairo and other cities in Egypt, today we see violent attacks on peaceful demonstrators and journalists. The United States denounces these attacks and calls on all engaged in demonstrations currently taking place in Egypt to do so peacefully.

These attacks are not only dangerous to Egypt; they are a direct threat to the aspirations of the Egyptian people. The use of violence to intimidate the Egyptian people must stop. We strongly call for restraint.