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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Egypt’s Vice President Resigns As Death Toll Rises

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout during clashes with Egyptian police at the Rabaah Al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout during clashes with Egyptian police at the Rabaah Al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo’s Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

A nationwide state of emergency has been declared in Egypt. The Egyptian government reports that more than 100 people have been killed across the country in clashes with the military.

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are claiming that hundreds more died in Cairo alone when police moved in to clear camps where they had been protesting since Morsi’s removal by the military last month.

The interim Vice President, Mohammed ElBaradei has resigned in protest over the violence, and the Obama administration is urging Egypt’s military rulers to show restraint.

Guest

  • Ranyah Sabry, reporter for the BBC in Cairo.

 


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