“Sooner or later I will die. Better to die for my rights than in my bed. Guns don’t scare us anymore,” Sara Ahmed, 28, a business manager who joined a march of thousands of demonstrators heading downtown from northeast Cairo, told Reuters.
Thursday’s bloodshed, which killed upwards of 600 people, has spurred clashes all over the country as some Pro-Morsi supporters have taken up weapons against an army determined to silence them by force.
“The generals in Cairo have made cold calculations,” Jeffrey Goldberg writes in Bloomberg.” One of them is that brutality pays dividends. … they have come to think that wiping out the Brotherhood is worth the risk [of losing $US1.3 billion in U.S. aid].”
“The nation is on the edge of an abyss,” Islamist columnist and author Fahmy Howeidy wrote in Thursday’s edition of the independent al-Shorouk daily.
Here are a few more pictures — none showing the dead but still jarring — from today:
— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) August 16, 2013
Here’s the video of that:
Here’s a video of clashes near Ramses square in Cairo:
And here’s the aftermath:
We’ll keep this updated with the latest.
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