Photo of the Day: Egyptian Troops Move in on Morsi Supporters
A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick as police clear a sit-in by...
A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick as police clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, at the smaller of two camps, near the Cairo University campus in Giza, Cairo. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps set up by supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.
Imad Abdul Rahman is an independent photojournalist stringing for Reuters in Egypt. His images offer a sobering glimpse into the deadly crackdown that is currently taking against supporters of Egypt’s first democratically elected president. As of posting, 150 people have died today in the violence.
_UPDATE: As of 5:00pm EST, 275 people have died, according to the Associated Press. _
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