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Civilian Patrols Complicate Cairo Crisis


Maria Abi-Habib, roving Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Cairo via Skype. Abi-Habib looks at the growing number of neighborhood civilian “committees” patrolling the streets, a trend born of a lack of confidence in the country’s security forces.

Editor’s note | Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “PBS NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by NewsHour senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.
The above interview is a selection from the NewsHour Weekend’s first rehearsal, presented by New York PBS member station WNET and broadcast out of the Tisch WNET studios.

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