Saskatoon protestors march for Egyptian human rights

SASKATOON – Over 50 people in Saskatoon marched from Grosvener Park to 8th Street on Saturday in protest of in .

Several of the had family members who were killed in between supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Morsi and backed by armed .

The death toll from weekend clashes in Cairo has risen to around 72 and hundreds more have been wounded.

Saskatoon’s are calling on the Harper government to take a stand against the .

“Ever since this , there have been over 500 people, 500 protesters, that have been shot in the head, neck, or chest, because they went out and said ‘I want to be free’. I am against this because it took my vote and threw it in the ,” said protestor Anan Ahmed.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on security forces to “act with full respect for human rights” and for demonstrators to “exercise restraint.”

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