Heavy shooting by some of the Muslim Brotherhood bring the death toll of clashes in Egypt to 149

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Heavy shooting by some of the Muslim Brotherhood  bring the death toll of clashes in Egypt to 149

An exchange of fire between the protesters and the security forces took place in the surrounding of the University of Cairo as the supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Mursi stormed into the university and fired cartridges and live bullets. The police however responded by firing tear gas.

August 14, 2013 – Cairo – An Egyptian medical source said on Wednesday that the death toll of the clashes that took place in Cairo and the other Egyptian cities rose to 149, while the number of wounded persons rose to 1403.

Earlier, The Egyptian security forces started morning clearing out the two camps of Muslim Brotherhood protesters in the squares of Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda.

The security forces fired tear gas and blocked the roads leading to the two squares and arrested scores of protesters with weapons in their possession.

The Egyptian Middle East news agency quoted a security source as saying that the security forces launched the second phase of the Interior Ministry’s plan to end the protests by imposing full blockade on the two camps.

The source noted that the protesters at each camp have been provided an exit to leave the camps.

Meanwhile, a security source at the Egyptian Interior Ministry announced that the confrontations in the framework of the clearing operation have so far resulted in the death of an officer and a conscript and the injury of 4 officers and five conscripts from the Central Security forces.

The Ministry however denied news circulated by al-Jazeera TV channel and a number of news websites affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood that there have been victims among the protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares.

In a statement, the Ministry stressed that its forces have used tear gas only despite the fact they have come under heavy shooting by some of the protesters, which caused the death and injury of several officers and conscripts with live bullets.

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An exchange of fire between the protesters and the security forces took place in the surrounding of the University of Cairo as the supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Mursi stormed into the university and fired cartridges and live bullets. The police however responded by firing tear gas.

The security forces charged with clearing out the protest camp of Rabaa al-Adawiya found an amount of firearms and white weapons inside the protesters’ tents.

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Same scenario as the beginning of “the Syrian crisis”: “peaceful and innocent” protesters killed by police …

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ARE THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PROTESTERS,
IN EGYPT AS IN SYRIA, REALY PEACEFUL?

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