Bloodshed as security forces clear Morsi protests - as it happened - Live coverage - The Independent

Bloodshed as security forces clear Morsi protests - as it happened

The Independent's Alastair Beach reports from the frontline

  • A curfew will soon be in place in Cairo and several other provinces in Egypt. Our main article at http://ind.pn/1cNKHm2 will be updated later with Alastair Dawber's eyewitness account from Cairo. 

    8/14/2013 5:41:45 PM
  • 13:30 British Embassy has announced Cairo office will be shut today and tomorrow. They said they will review whether to remain closed on Sunday.
    8/14/2013 12:31:54 PM
  • Makeshift wooden huts burn at a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as Egyptian security forces clear the camp near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district (AP)

    8/14/2013 12:35:35 PM

  • 13.38  Alex Ortiz, a producer for CBS news in Cairo, tweets:



    8/14/2013 12:39:22 PM
  • 13:41 Health Ministry says 56 people have been killed and 526 injured in the clashes. Muslim Brotherhood are still reporting hundreds dead
    8/14/2013 12:42:54 PM
  • 13.40 AFP Middle East Correspondent Sara Hussein reports that a tally of the dead by AFP reporters on the ground currently stands at 124 people. This number may rise significantly when bodies from other areas are counted. 


    8/14/2013 12:44:02 PM
  • Egyptian security forces detain supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district (AP)

    8/14/2013 12:44:17 PM
  • A protester comforts a wounded colleague as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in by Morsi supporters (Ahmed Gomaa/AP)

    8/14/2013 12:49:24 PM
  • A police vehicle is pushed off the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo (AP)

    8/14/2013 12:55:41 PM
  • 16:07 White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest is due to give a press conference on events in Egypt now.
    8/14/2013 3:11:34 PM
  • 16:12 News agency Reuters confirm one of their photographers has been shot in the foot and is receiving treatment.
    8/14/2013 3:13:30 PM
  • 16:54 Egypt's interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei has resigned over the violence, according to Reuters.
    8/14/2013 3:55:30 PM
  • 16:59 Egypt's official news agency says 149 people have been killed in clashes across the nation between supporters of the ousted Islamist president and security forces. Health Ministry spokesman is quoted as saying 1,403 people have been wounded.
    8/14/2013 4:01:14 PM


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  • 8/14/2013 4:05:59 PM
  • 17:09 Reuters journalist Crispian Balmer tweets:
    "Elbaradei says there were peaceful options for ending Egypt's political crisis - resignation letter to president"
    8/14/2013 4:10:12 PM
  • 149 people dead and  1,403 people wounded, says health ministry

    8/14/2013 4:17:23 PM
  • Egypt's state TV says police have seized full control of second pro-Morsi camp in Cairo (AP)

    8/14/2013 4:26:39 PM
  • A protester comforts a wounded colleague after Egyptian security forces began to clear a sit-in by supporters of Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo (AP)

    8/14/2013 4:28:59 PM


  • 8/14/2013 5:04:09 PM
  • 18.06 The White House condemned a violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt on Wednesday and strongly opposed the declaration of a state of emergency made by Egypt's military leaders. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest gave no indication that the United States is prepared to immediately cut off its $1.3 billion in military assistance to Egypt. He did say, however, that U.S. aid to Egypt is under review, as it has been for weeks. (Reuters)

    8/14/2013 5:07:20 PM
  • Wounded supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lie on the floor of a makeshift hospital (AP)

    8/14/2013 5:11:52 PM
  • Bloodshed in Egypt: how will it end? Your questions answered. READ Alastair Beach's responses in his highly informative Q&A from 6 August. http://bit.ly/1csU22l

    8/14/2013 5:18:19 PM
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