MADISON (WKOW) -- It's a stressful time for those with loved ones in Egypt. Violent clashes erupted Wednesday between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and military forces.
Dr. Adel Talaat works at UW-Madison but most of his family is in Cairo. He's been glued to the news since he first learned the demonstrators were being cleared out. "I am trying to keep up my work schedule and at the same time know what's going on," Talaat says. That means hourly updates from several news outlets covering the violence. "My daily routine is definitely upside down now."
The microbiology professor and researcher says he's constantly trying to get in touch with family, to make sure they're okay. 27 News was there when he Skyped with his sister from his office in Madison Wednesday. Talaat says she lives very close to where a lot of the violence is taking place.
"I always expected that there will be ups and downs during this transition period but I never knew that its going to be that bloody and that difficult."
Dr. Talaat says all of his family members are okay right now. They're abiding by the government's curfew. He hopes the situation will calm down within the next few weeks.
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