Deadly Night in Cairo Egypt Thirty Dead
CAIRO – Up to thirty people and as many as seventy-five people are dead in street violence in Egypt. The deaths occurred in Cairo, the capital city in Egypt when supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi battled with government security forces
The supporters of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and they have been clashing with security forces. The night of mass protests have the death toll climbing. The sit-in, at the Rabaah al-Adawiyah Mosque has been going on for almost a month.
The full scope of the violence is not yet know. In Egypt, the government does not count the death totals until the bodies are delivered to a hospital. News reports from the capital state that as many as thirty bodies were counted at a temporary morgue set up at a field hospital.
Violence Sparked by Political Upheaval
Egypt’s criminal investigation against the president who was ousted after public protests is ongoing. It was announced on Friday that it is is likely greater legal action against Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood is possible. That likely contributed to the violent protests. The military is in charge in Egypt, and is in charge of the investigation.
Street Violence Continues
“Running battles broke out at dawn on the road to Cairo international airport, with police firing tear gas at stone-throwing protesters”, according to the official Middle East News Agency.