Violence broke out again in Egypt when security forces clashed with demonstrators protesting last month's overthrow of President Morsi.
Wednesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Violence broke out again in Egypt when security forces clashed with demonstrators protesting last month’s overthrow of President Morsi. More than 250 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured Wednesday when the military moved in to clear the protesters’ camps. Interim Vice President Mohamed El Baradei announced his resignation Wednesday after the violent crackdown. Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Cairo-based Correspondent for Democracy Now! and fellow at The Nation Institute, will join Chris Hayes to talk about the day’s developments.
Plus: New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio will join Chris Hayes to talk about his opposition to the New York Police Department’s Stop-and-Frisk program. Following Monday’s federal court ruling that the practice is unconstitutional, de Blasio spoke out about the problems the NYPD’s tactics create. “You can’t have an unconstitutional approach to policing, a discriminatory approach, and say somehow that’s OK,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday. “It’s actually making us less safe in the long run.” De Blasio has recently surged in the polls, and is now in first place among Democrats vying for the nomination.
Later, Chris Hayes will delve into the story of a Kansas City court clerk who was fired for helping a man convicted of rape prove his innocence. Robert Nelson requested DNA testing twice to overturn his conviction, but with little legal assistance, was unable to file the motion properly. Clerk Sharon Snyder broke a rule against assisting a party in the case by providing Nelson‘s sister with an example of an approved motion for DNA testing. Nelson was finally granted a lawyer after his request was approved. Both Snyder and Nelson will join Hayes to talk about the ordeal.
Chris Hayes will also speak with actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein and Dan Savage, Syndicated Columnist, Host of The Savage Lovecast, and author of the new book American Savage, about their opposition to Russia’s anti-gay law banning “homosexual propaganda.” The International Olympic Committee has said that athletes competing at the Sochi winter games next February will be forbidden from expressing opposition to the law.