AUG 14, 2013
Earlier today Egyptian security forces sent bulldozers and riot police to break up
protest camps belonging to supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed
The raids set off clashes that have resulted in dozens of deaths, reportedly as high as
150, and as many as 1,400 injuries. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, and live
ammunition to disperse the protesters who had been in place for six weeks,
demanding Morsi's return. Several fires erupted, destroying makeshift campsites and
killing some of the people inside.
The government has now imposed a state of emergency, as Egypt braces for a
possible further escalation of the violence.
………. The Atlantic