MONROE TOWNSHIP - At least 1,000 people are reported dead in the ongoing conflict in Egypt between supporters of the deposed Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government.
Two Muslim hardliners were arrested today as clashes there continue.
New Jersey residents with family in Egypt are watching developments closely online and hoping their relatives stay safe.
"I call them every day and make sure everything is OK," says Mouchira Abou-Sabe. "They're not working, they're not going out. They're just staying home. That's the safest thing."
Officials say an Egyptian court has ordered former President Hosni Mubarak to be released from prison, which could fuel more violence.