“Egyptian troops raid pro-Morsi camps in Cairo, while violence across country leaves dozens dead”
“Egyptian security forces…swept in…to clear two protest camps in Cairo Wednesday, igniting clashes with pro-Morsi supporters as violence flared across Egypt, leaving more than 50 people dead and hundreds injured.
Khaled el-Khateeb, an Egyptian Health Ministry official, told the Associated Press that clashes between Morsi protesters and security forces killed at least 28 people in Cairo, 25 in Minya province…and one each in the cities of Alexandria, Assiut and Ban Suef.
The protest camps cleared…had been the catalyst of protests since former President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown by the Egypt’s military…
The Muslim Brotherhood…which backs Morsi, claimed…more than 500 protesters were killed and some 9,000 wounded…those figures could not be confirmed and nothing in Associated Press footage or local TV networks suggested such a high death toll.
Mohammed el-Beltagy, a senior Brotherhood leader, put the death toll at more than 300 and called on the police and army troops to mutiny against their commanders and on Egyptians to take to the streets to show their disapproval…
“Oh, Egyptian people, your brothers are in the square … Are you going to remain silent until the genocide is completed?” said el-Beltagy…”