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NEW YORK (AFP) – U.S. auto giant General Motors said Thursday that it has shuttered its Cairo office and stopped production due to the unrest in Egypt.

“We made the decision to close our Cairo office and halt production operations in our plant in 6th October City,” a GM spokesman said in a statement. “The safety and security of our employees is of paramount importance to us. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

GM produces light duty trucks, passenger cars and minibuses in Egypt and employs more than 1,4000 Egyptians, the company said.

More than 500 people were killed in Wednesday’s assaults on two Cairo protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in the country’s worst violence in decades.

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While many observers welcomed the jury's finding on Tuesday that Derek Chauvin was guilty of murdering George Floyd, some conservative media figures seemed distinctly perturbed, unsettled, or outraged by the outcome. It seemed that though Floyd's murder was initially was widely condemned, the movement it stirred and demands for changes it spurred from progressives polarized the issue, making some conservatives feel the guilty verdict was a loss for their side.

For example, some pushed the debunked notion that Floyd died from an overdose, rather than the knee on his neck for over 9 minutes:

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