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Egypt: 365 killed during 18-day uprising

February 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Egypt's Health Ministry announced Wednesday that at least 365 people were killed during the 18-day anti-government uprising.

But Egyptian officials said it's only a preliminary count of civilians killed and the figure does not include police or prisoners.

Demonstrators who are angry about low wages and poor working conditions continued to protest on the streets.

The ruling military council issued its second statement in three days calling for an immediate halt to all labor actions. Egyptian officials are concerned about the protests' effect on the economy.

One of the youth groups that helped organize the uprising tweeted Wednesday: "Strikes and protests should NOT stop." The group also promoted a planned march this Friday to Tahrir Square.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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