Egyptian security exchanged fierce gunfire with protesters

Egyptian security exchanged fierce gunfire with protesters 0

A corner of the temple in Ramsis Square, central Cairo during the clash between protesters and Egyptian security forces today.

A fierce gun battle took place between government security forces and protesters hiding in Al-Fath temple in Cairo.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health said 173 people have died due to violence since yesterday morning, not to mention more than 600 people killed on August 14 alone.

At the entrance of the temple, security forces surrounded protesters and angry residents.

Ahmed Sami, wearing a beard – a symbol of political support for Muslim political parties – wanted to enter the temple to find his friend.

A young man named Mahmoud, who supports the Muslim Brotherhood and Mr. Morsi, said protesters had been shot and were hiding in the mosque.

Egyptian security exchanged fierce gunfire with protesters

A teenager is being treated at a hospital in Cairo, after the clash in Ramsis Square today.

One protester said there were about 1,000 people trapped inside the temple.

Egyptian television showed security guards trying to persuade those barricaded in the temple to surrender and turn themselves in.

After that, security forces rushed into the temple.

The Egyptian government announced that it would seek legal grounds to disband the Muslim Brothers, a very large organization formed in the 1920s.

Yesterday, during yesterday’s `Friday of Rage`, dozens of people died due to violence.

Mr. Mohamed Morsi is the first democratically elected president of Egypt since former president Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in the Arab Spring in 2011. One year after taking office, on July 3, he was ousted by the army.

Tensions peaked on August 14, when security forces and the army used tear gas, tanks and bulldozers to enter the protest camp, killing a total of more than 600 people, including

Egyptian security exchanged fierce gunfire with protesters

The government building in the city of Giza, after being attacked by what the government described as Islamic extremists, on August 15.

Many countries have spoken out strongly against the violence in Egypt.

Pope Francis said he prayed for the victims of sectarian violence in Egypt, hoping the parties would find `the right path of dialogue and peace.`

The Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt, speaking on Vietnamese television, called on Vietnamese citizens in Egypt to limit going out on the streets in the current uncertain security context.

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