Morsi Loyalists Clash With Soldiers in Cairo Protests
[NY Times] Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's ousted president, held enormous demonstrations in Cairo on Friday, and thousands of them angrily confronted security forces guarding the compound where he was believed to be held. Witnesses said at least five demonstrators were killed by gunfire.
Anger. It's Islamic, you know.
Many others were wounded in the confrontation, but the precise casualty toll was unclear. Reporters heard multiple volleys of gunshots and saw blood on the streets and demonstrators nursing what appeared to be birdshot wounds. Large numbers of soldiers, rifles at the ready, were perched behind sandbagged barricades in front of the Republican Guard barracks, ringed by barbed wire and believed to be housing Mr. Morsi. The smell of tear gas hung in the air.
So the beardos attacked the place where Morsi's being held, and the Times is surprised that that cops/army/whoever used birdshot and tear gas to chase them off. Coulda been live rounds from those AK-47s they lug around all the time.
"Where's Morsi? Where's Morsi?" angry demonstrators screamed, shaking their shoes in disrespect at military helicopters circling them.
Posted by: Fred 2013-07-05