Egyptian Protesters Throw an Armored Car Off a Bridge — And Other Incredible Images From Cairo

A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick at they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, at the smaller of the two camps, near the Cairo University campus in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
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Aug. 14, 2013, 8:09 a.m.

This is what a na­tion­al emer­gency looks like. On Wed­nes­day, Egyp­tian troops marched in­to Cairo to break up two sit-ins sup­port­ing de­posed Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si. The res­ults were deadly. Ac­cord­ing to The Wall Street Journ­al, at least 95 were killed and nearly 900 were in­jured in the  con­flict. However, there are con­flict­ing ac­counts. The Muslim Broth­er­hood claims that more than 300 pro­test­ers are dead as a res­ult of the crack­down.

The mil­it­ary re­potedly shot tear gas and live am­muni­tion in­to the crowds. But the vi­ol­ence went both ways. As made clear in the im­ages be­low, the pro­test­ers threw a mil­it­ary vehicle off the side of a bridge, and some car­ried guns them­selves. While the Egyp­tian army barred re­port­ers from en­ter­ing the scene, that didn’t stop pho­to­journ­al­ists from cap­tur­ing the chaos.

Be­low are pho­tos of Cairo taken Wed­nes­day.

A mem­ber of the Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces speaks to a wo­man hold­ing a stick as they clear a sit-in by sup­port­ers of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si, at the smal­ler of the two camps, near the Cairo Uni­versity cam­pus  Wed­nes­day, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Imad Ab­dul Rah­man) A mem­ber of tne Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces watches as se­cur­ity forces clear the sit-in camp set up by sup­port­ers of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si. (AP Photo/Hus­sein Tallal)

 A sup­port­er of ous­ted  Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si runs away from a shoot­ing.

(AP Photo/Manu Brabo) Pro­test­ers push a po­lice vehicle off of the 6th of Oc­to­ber bridge in Cairo. (AP Photo/Sabry Khaled, El Shor­ouk News­pa­per)   A sup­port­er of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si car­ries wood to burn in a fire bar­ri­cade at the sit-in at Ra­baa Al-Adaw­iya square in Cairo. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) An armed sup­port­er of ous­ted Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si takes cov­er be­hind a tree. (AP Photo/Ro­ger Anis, El Shor­ouk News­pa­per) A mem­ber of the Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces holds up a copy of the Kor­an. (AP Photo/Imad Ab­dul Rah­man) A pro­test­er com­forts a wounded col­league after Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces began to clear a sit-in by sup­port­ers of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si in Cairo on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Go­maa) Sup­port­ers of Egypt’s ous­ted Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si evac­u­ate a wounded man. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Wounded sup­port­ers of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si lie on the floor of a make­shift hos­pit­al at a sit-in in Cairo’s Nasr City dis­trict. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) A sup­port­er of Egypt’s ous­ted Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si shows his hand as sup­port­ers clash with the Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Sup­port­ers of Egypt’s ous­ted Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si chant slo­gans against Egyp­tian De­fense Min­is­ter Gen. Ab­del-Fat­tah el-Sis­si dur­ing clashes with Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces in Cairo. (AP Photo/Has­san Am­mar) Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces clear the sit-in. (AP Photo/Ahmed Go­maa) Egyp­tian se­cur­ity forces de­tain pro­test­ers. (AP Photo/Ahmed Go­maa) Sup­port­ers of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si shout dur­ing clashes with Egyp­tian po­lice at the Ra­baah Al-Adaw­iya protest camp. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) Sup­port­ers of the Muslim Broth­er­hood demon­strate near the largest sit-in by sup­port­ers of ous­ted Is­lam­ist Pres­id­ent Mo­hammed Mor­si in the east­ern Nasr City dis­trict of Cairo on  Wed­nes­day, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyp­tian po­lice in ri­ot gear swept in with ar­mored vehicles and bull­dozers Wed­nes­day to clear the sit-in camps.   (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shor­ouk News­pa­per)
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