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Friday, August 16, 2013

Bloodshed In Egypt Continues

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi surround the coffin of their colleague who was killed during Wednesday' clashes, in Amr Ibn Al-As mosque before funeral prayers, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi surround the coffin of their colleague who was killed during Wednesday’ clashes, in Amr Ibn Al-As mosque before funeral prayers, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

After Friday prayers, thousands of supporters of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi poured out of the mosques and flooded the streets in defiance of a military imposed state of emergency.

Today’s demonstrations are apparently in response to the Muslim Brotherhood’s call for “A Day of Rage.”

There are reports of casualties, including of police and protesters.

Guest

  • Bethany Bell, foreign correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @BethanyBellBB.

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