Pictures Show Utter Mayhem In Egypt As Army Opens Fire On Protestor Camp

The Egyptian interim president has announced a state of emergency for all Egyptian cities for the span of a month, reports Reuters.

The Egyptian Army made good on their long threatened promise to crack down on a Morsi-supporter protest encampment in the Rabaa al-Adawiya camp in east Cairo and a similar one at Al-Nahda square, in the centre of the capital, reports Agence France Presse.

The New York Times reports that witnesses talked about gunfire from shotguns and automatic rifles and use of tear gas.

Field hospitals quickly filled with patients suffering gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.

The official AFP count of the dead stands at 129, but Morsi backers are saying the count is at 500 dead and 9,000 wounded, though neither of those numbers are likely to be entirely accurate.

A leading politician for the Muslim Brotherhood has confirmed that his daughter was killed in clashes. Also Mick Deane for Sky News and Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz of XPress, a United Arab Emirates publication also perished in the fighting, reports Huffington Post.

Here are a few picture from the morning of mayhem (WARNING: May be graphic):

RTX12KV6REUTERSA riot policemen prepares to fire tear gas into a pro-Morsi crowd.
Morsi Protests CairoREUTERSRiot police trucks move in on a pro-Morsi encampment.
Morsi Protests CairoREUTERSMuslim brotherhood members throw stones at riot police.
Morsi Protests CairoREUTERSMuslim Brotherhood members flee from riot police trucks.
Morsi Protests CairoREUTERSRiot police pick up a severely injured protester.
Cair Morsi ProtestREUTERSRiot police watch the Morsi encampment burn.
Cair Morsi ProtestREUTERSWith the encampment cleared, police await orders as smoke billows in the air.
Cair Morsi ProtestREUTERSA policeman walks through the burned out Brotherhood encampment.

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