Anger boils in Egypt, 525 die in crackdown

Egypt’s Muslim Brother-hood and its allies suffered a heavy blow from the state security crackdown, their central coordination has been lost and the bloodshed means anger is now “beyond control,” the group said on Thursday.

The comments by spokesman Gehad El-Haddad pointed to the depth of the crisis facing the movement that just six weeks ago controlled the presidency but is now struggling to keep a grip over its base with hundreds killed by the police in 24 hours.
Violence spread has quickly across Cairo, Alexandria and numerous towns and cities around the mostly Muslim nation of 84 million. The health ministry has put the death toll at 525 people, with more than 3,500 injured in fighting.
The Brotherhood puts the death toll much higher. The operation at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda camps marked the third, and by far the worst, mass killing of Mr Morsi’s supporters by security forces since he was deposed.
Mr Haddad said he did not know where all of the group’s leaders were following the attack on two protest camps that had become hubs of Opposition to the Army-backed government. He added that two of them had been shot when the police moved to break up the camps set up by supporters of deposed Mr Morsi, jailed since he was toppled by the military on July 3 following mass protests against his rule.
“After the blows and arrests and killings that we are facing emotions are too high to be guided by anyone,” he said.

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