Egypt's military and Muslim Brotherhood in violent showdown

Egypt’s health ministry says at least 65 are dead in violent clashes Saturday between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. The violence indicates a willingness by...
Egypt’s health ministry says at least 65 are dead in violent clashes Saturday between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. The violence indicates a willingness by police to use firepower against any expansion of Islamist-led protests.

Vedat Xhymshiti | between THE frontlines

At a makeshift hospital near the site of the battles in eastern Cairo, doctors struggled to cope with the flood of dozens of wounded.
The extent of the carnage underlined the willingness of police to unleash deadly firepower against any expansion of Islamist-led protests demanding the reinstatement of Morsi. Military-backed authorities are feeling emboldened after millions turned out for nationwide rallies Friday called by the army chief in support of a tough hand against what he called “terrorism.”
Interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a longtime pro-democracy campaigner who backed the military’s ouster of Morsi, raised one of the few notes of criticism of the bloodshed in the new military-backed leadership.

Scores of people are reported to have been killed in #Cairo in clashes between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed #Morsi and security forces.

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