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


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