At least 43 dead as Egyptian army fires at protestors

So much for the "bloodless coup" that overthrew President Morsi in Egypt. The army apparently opened fire on protestors that some reports say were praying in front of the army barracks where it is believed President Morsi is being held. New York Times: Egyptian soldiers opened fire on hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi early Monday as they were praying before dawn outside the facility where he is believed to be detained, dozens of witnesses said.  At least 43 civilians were killed, all or most of them shot, and more than 300 wounded, doctors and health officials said. Security officials said one police officer died as well. The attack marked a sharp escalation in the confrontation between the generals who forced out the president and his Islamist supporters in the streets. Dozens of Islamists who had gathered to hold a vigil for Mr. Morsi denied there was any provocation for the attack. Two bystanders who had supported Mr. Morsi's ouster...(Read Full Post)

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