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Friday protests in Egypt

  • Our article on the Egypt protests will be updated throughout the evening.

    8/16/2013 4:02:07 PM
  • An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds. The day's violence was Egypt's worst in decades (AFP/Getty)

    8/16/2013 9:01:32 AM
  • 12:51 Reports suggest security officials have began using tear gas on protesters in Tanta as they headed towards a government building. Clashes have began, say Al-Jazera
    8/16/2013 11:53:18 AM
  • 12:55 Egyptian army have taken to state TV to warn that they will deal firmly with 'any violation of the law'
    8/16/2013 11:56:01 AM
  • 13:00 Thousands have been taking to the streets in Yemin and Indonesia to call for the bloodshed to end. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said in his annual state-of-the-nation address that the excessive force used to disperse demonstrations in Egypt was against democratic values and humanity. He called on all parties to “build compromise and seek a win-win solution.”
    8/16/2013 12:01:52 PM
  • 13:10 Protests in Nasr City remain largely peaceful.
    8/16/2013 12:10:50 PM
  • 13:11 German tour operator Thomas Cook Germany said it is cancelling all trips to Egypt up until Sept 15, following after the German foreign ministry changed its travel advice for the Red Sea resorts. Customers already in the country may stay until the end of their trip, as planned, Thomas Cook said in a statement on Friday.
    8/16/2013 12:11:10 PM
  • 13:20: AFP reports security sources as saying that four Islamist protesters have been killed by police in the north of the country.
    8/16/2013 12:20:34 PM
  • upporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gather at the Fateh Mosque in Ramses Square for midday prayer (Getty Images)

    8/16/2013 12:22:03 PM
  • 13:22 Medical sources have confirmed four have been killed in Ismialia
    8/16/2013 12:23:57 PM
  • 13:25 Protesters in Cairo are shouting "Sisi is a kiler". Near 15th May Bridge, one of the major bridges into down town Cairo, there have been clashes between protesters who have set up barricades and security forces trying to remove them. Tahrir Square remains quiet, according to reports.
    8/16/2013 12:26:30 PM
  • Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, cross the Nile as they march towards downtown Cairo from the Mohandeseen neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt (AP)

    8/16/2013 1:05:50 PM
  • 14:02 Ramses Square is still where protesters appear to be heading. Access to the area is still being tightly controlled by security forces and many people are unable to join the crowd at the square. Reports of casualties are starting to surface, with an Associated Press journalist reporting seeing a MB supporter with a bullet wound in his leg.
    8/16/2013 1:07:36 PM
  • 14:24 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on the 6th of October Bridge say tear gas has been used on them as they advance towards Ramses Bridge.
    8/16/2013 1:27:15 PM
  • 14:30 Reuters are reporting that eight have died in today's protests.
    8/16/2013 1:31:35 PM
  • An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo (Reuters)

    8/16/2013 3:34:38 PM
  • 16:40 Reuters report a security official in Egypt putting the death toll at 50. This figure has not been verified.
    8/16/2013 3:42:40 PM
  • 16:56 A Reuters witness has reported seeing the bodies of 27 people, apparently hit by gunfire and birdshot, wrapped in white sheets in a mosque. At least 20 people are thought to have died in clashes elsewhere in Egypt.
    8/16/2013 3:57:11 PM
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