Conflicting Casualty Reports as Muslim Brotherhood Sit-ins Dispersed in Egypt

Egyptian forces are now dispersing two sit-ins in Cairo, with conflicting reports on casualties. The action is unfolding live on television. Netizens weigh in.

Both sit-ins are for the supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, a senior Muslim Brotherhood member, whose one-year reign was cut short on July 3, following massive protests calling for him to resign and for early elections.

For weeks, Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been camping in Rabaa Al Adawiya, in Nasr City, and in Al Nahda Square, near Cairo University, calling for the return to “legitimacy” or reinstating Morsi as the legally elected president of Egypt.

This morning's break up of the protests, following weeks of threats, left Egyptians calling for a cap on blood shed.

Blogger Eman Hashim tweets:

According to Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad, more than 250 people have been killed so far and over 5,000 have been wounded. He tweets:

A screenshot from Al Jazeera Mubasher showing the action in Egypt unfolding live

A screenshot from Al Jazeera Mubasher showing the action in Egypt unfolding live

Others provide different figures:

Mahmoud Faisal sarcastically notes:

Al Jazeera: 150 million killed and 2 billion injured in Rabaa alone and the Central Security Forces are getting help from the Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles in dispersing the Rabaa protesters

Egyptian blogger Mahmoud Salem sums up a common sentiment regarding the conflicting reports:

And commentator Arabist adds:

Elsewhere, there seems to be repurcussions. Mariam Kirollos reports that Copts, Egypt's Christians, are being attacked:

Stay tuned for more coverage from Egypt.


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