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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