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Morsi supporters killed at dawn rally in Cairo

Video by Gallagher FENWICK

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-07-08

At least 34 people were killed early on Monday when soldiers opened fire at a Cairo demonstration in support of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. The protesters were staging a sit-in at the camp where Morsi is imprisoned.

An Egyptian Health Ministry official said Monday at least 34 people were killed early in the morning in an attack outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo.

Khaled el-Khatib said that initial reports indicated 34 people were killed and 300 wounded in shooting outside the building. Earlier, Egyptian military officials had said gunmen killed at least five supporters of the former president and one officer when people tried to storm the building.

The Muslim Brotherhood said that the demonstrators were killed at dawn when security forces opened fire on them as they were praying.

"A bloodbath massacre by a tyrannical military regime"

"Morsi supporters were praying while the police and army fired live rounds and tear gas at them," the Brotherhood said in a statement

Earlier, the Egyptian armed forces said "armed terrorists" had tried to storm the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, where the Brotherhood had been protesting, leaving one security officer dead and 40 wounded.

Nour Islamists pull out of interim plans

The military overthrew Morsi last Wednesday following mass nationwide demonstrations led by youth activists demanding his resignation. The Brotherhood denounced the intervention as a coup and vowed peaceful resistance against the “usurper authorities”.

The ultra-conservative Islamist Nour party, which backed the military action, said it had withdrawn from negotiations to form a new interim government in protest at what it called the “massacre of the Republican Guard”.

“We’ve announced our withdrawal from all tracks of negotiations as a first response,” Nader Bakar, spokesman for the party, said on Facebook.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-07-08

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