Dozens of Morsi Supporters Killed in Egypt [Updated]

CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 27: The body of a supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is carried on a stretcher at a field hospital, after reportedly being killed in fighting between pro-Morsi demonstrators and Egyptian security forces overnight, near the Rabaa al Adweya Mosque in the district of Nasr on July 27, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Morsi supporters had gathered at a sit in protest in Nasr City on Friday to continue demonstrations against the overthrow of Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, on July 3 by the Egyptian Armed Forces. Muslim Brotherhood leaders had called for pro-Morsi protesters to return to the streets on Friday in response to a speech made Wednesday by the Chief of Egypt's Armed Forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who called for mass pro-military protests across Egypt on Friday against 'violence and terrorism' and in support of the military's overthrow of Morsi. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images)
Photo: Ed Giles/2013 Getty Images

Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi clashed again on Saturday morning, leaving at least 65 people dead, according to Egypt’s Health Ministry. The violence began after “hundreds of thousands” of people took to Cairo’s streets in a show of support for Egypt’s interim military government. At some point, the police attacked a large group of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators, who have been protesting Morsi’s ouster for weeks, with teargas (the Egyptian government claims they were trying to break up a fight between the Muslim Brotherhood and the other protesters.) The police then opened fire. “They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill,” Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad told Reuters. “The bullet wounds are in the head and chest.” He also said the Muslim Brotherhood planned to continue demonstrating despite Saturday’s deaths and the similarly bloody confrontation that took place earlier this month. “We will stay here until we die, one by one,” said Muslim Brotherhood protester Ahmed Ali.

Dozens of Morsi Supporters Killed in Egypt