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.
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):
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