Mohamed Morsi

Egypt's Bloody Turmoil

Aug 15, 2013

On Wednesday in Egypt, a bloody crackdown on supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi left more than 500 dead and 3,700 people injured. The violence began when security forces used bulldozers, tear gas and gunfire in an early morning assault to clear two pro-Morsi encampments in Cairo, sparking violent reactions in other cities. The Interior Ministry said the dead included 43 members of the police forces. it was the deadliest day in Egypt since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak and a major blow for Egypt's path to democracy. Dr.