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(Aug. 16) 'Day of Rage' in Egypt - dozens more killed

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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 9:10 am

MSN News:

Dozens of deaths were reported as clashes broke out during mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt Friday.

Neither the islamist pro-Morsi supporters nor the Eyptian military are backing down, as armored vehicles roll through the war-torn streets of Cairo and protesters call for millions to stand against the military. NBC's Richard Engel reports.

Morsi's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement had called for a “Day of Rage” in the wake of a military crackdown that killed more than 600 people.

There were conflicting reports about the number of dead, but official sources put the countrywide toll at about 50 with violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other parts of the country.

The Anti-Coup Coalition, another leading group in the protests against last month's military takeover, said some of the 28 marches toward Cairo's central Ramses Square had come under attack.

Egypt's interior ministry said some Muslim Brotherhood supporters had tried to storm police stations in Cairo, but had been repelled by the security forces.

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