CAIRO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The death toll from a raid on supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo and other clashes nationwide has climbed to 149, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
The official MENA news agency also quoted a ministry spokesman as saying 1,403 people were wounded. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
BEFORE YOU GO
08/15/2013 6:41 AM EDT
Muslim Brotherhood Plan Protest
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said it plans to hold a demonstration in Cairo today, Reuters reported.
"Marches are planned this afternoon from Al-Iman mosque to protest the deaths," the Islamist group said in a statement.
08/15/2013 5:32 AM EDT
The Violence In Numbers
Khaled el-Khateeb, an Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman, said 421 people were killed in Wednesday's clashes between police and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, The Associated Press reported.
Over 3,500 were also injured.
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08/15/2013 4:20 AM EDT
Death Toll Climbs Above 300
BREAKING: Egypt's Health Ministry says death toll from Wednesday's violence has risen to 327.— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago
08/14/2013 9:32 PM EDT
CNN Reporter: 'It Does Seem As If Journalists Are Being Targeted"
CNN's Arwa Damon, who hid from gunfire on air earlier in the day, told Piers Morgan from Egypt, "It does seem as if journalists are being targeted -- at the very least they are being intimidated."
"It does seem that journalists are being targeted" @ArwaCNN on violence in Cairo today; two reporters dead.— Piers Morgan Live (@PiersMorganLive) 2 years ago
08/14/2013 9:17 PM EDT
New Information Suggests Police Jeep In Video Reversed Off Bridge
The New York Times blog reports: according to the photographer who witnessed the event, it appears that the driver’s efforts to evade rock-throwing protesters, by reversing quickly while driving right at the edge of the bridge, caused the jeep to crash through the barrier to the street below.
08/14/2013 7:47 PM EDT
Protesters Gather Outside White House
Dozens of protesters outside the WH right now shouting about Egypt: "C-O-U-P! It's a coup, it's a coup!" http://t.co/GZhpoPpZV6— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) 5 years ago
08/14/2013 6:47 PM EDT
WATCH: HuffPost's Joshua Hersh Reports From Cairo
According to Joshua Hersh, Egyptians are wary of any U.S. involvement in the current crisis, highlighted by the "meekness" of the State Department's response to today's events.
"Anywhere you go in Cairo right now, [the U.S.] is being accused of befriending the other side to the detriment of the nation," he told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. "It's fine being an American citizen here, but you sure get an earful about your country."
Watch the full segment here.
--Kavitha A. Davidson
08/14/2013 6:28 PM EDT
Fourth Journalist Reported Dead
We are also investigating the reported death of Rasad's photographer Mosab El-Shami http://t.co/qZ7wLBMBIb— CPJ MENA (@cpjmena) 5 months ago
08/14/2013 6:11 PM EDT
PHOTO: Best Wishes Sent To Reuters Photographer Shot In Cairo