US chides Egypt over arrests, press restrictions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is criticizing the
government of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as clashes in Cairo
are demonstrating there will be no easy resolution to the crisis
threatening America's closest ally in the Arab world.
A day after President Barack Obama pressed Mubarak to loosen his
grip on power immediately, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley
levied new criticism at the 82-year-old leader's regime.
He said in a Twitter post the U.S. was "concerned about
detentions and attacks on news media in Egypt. The civil society
that Egypt wants to build includes a free press."
Crowley didn't address the violence in Egypt's capital. Earlier
Wednesday, several thousand Mubarak supporters, including some
riding horses and camels and wielding whips, attacked
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
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