The remains of the protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in the Giza area of the city, on Thursday. Egypt faces a new phase of uncertainty after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began, with at least 421 people killed in Wednesday’s violence and 3,572 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. In the latest development on Thursday, Turkey has called for a UN meeting in an effort to reduce further bloodshed.
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A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman at one of two camps in Cairo set up by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which government soldiers are clearing. This camp is the smaller of the two and is near the Cairo University campus in Giza. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear the sites, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both camps.
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against the country’s defence minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighbourhood on Wednesday. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of Mr Morsi, firing tear gas at protesters as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.
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An anti-Morsi supporter on Wednesday walks in front of his shop, with posters of Egypt‘s army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with cross and crescent symbol of the unity of Egyptians in downtown Cairo.
An opponent of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi runs next to a burning scooter, during clashes against Morsi supporters, in Cairo on Monday. Clashes broke out between Morsi supporters and opponents near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in the city of Qalioub on the capital’s outskirts, where at least one person was shot dead, security officials said. Read more
A boy peers out of a traditional tuk tuk as it passes supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of Mr Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Mr Morsi hails, is mobilising followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere on Friday for a protest they are dubbing ‘Breaking the Coup’.
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Supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed president of Egypt, run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in Cairo. Police moved in when protesters, calling for the reinstatement of Mr Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by who became annoyed by the road being blocked Read more
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi shout during a protest in Cairo. Supporters of Mr Morsi called for protests on Friday, and Egyptians hoped there would be no repeat of clashes that have killed more than 90 people in the past week in the divided Arab nation.
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A man reacts after seeing the body of a family member who was reportedly killed during a shooting at a pro-Morsi sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican Guard, at the Liltaqmeen al-Sahy Hospital in Cairo’s Nasr City district on Monday. Health ministry officials said at least 42 people have been killed and more than 300 injured in the incident on early Monday morning, which allegedly occurred as supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi were saying dawn prayers. The demonstrators were demanding the release of Mr Morsi, who they believe is being held inside the Republican Guard headquarters. Read more
Supporters of the former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry an injured man during clashes outside the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo, Egypt. At least three demonstrators were shot dead outside the building, where the deposed Mr Mursi is being held, security sources said.