Violent and deadly crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters
Violence has erupted in Cairo today as security forces clear pro-Morsi supporters from their sit-in camps. Protesters in Al-Nadha square have been removed, and there are continuing clashes in Rabaa square in Nasr City. There are conflicting reports of how many people have been killed, estimates range from a few dozen to three hundred.
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British broadcaster Sky News has confirmed that one of their cameraman was shot and killed in the violence. And the 17-year-old daughter of a senior leader with the Muslim Brotherhood has also been killed.
The interim Egyptian president has declared a state of emergency that will last a month. There is concern around the world.
The UN has condemned the violence and Canada's Foreign Affairs Minster John Baird has urged both parties to avoid violence, and engage in a meaningful political dialogue for the good of all Egyptians.
We were joined by two guests who are on the ground in Cairo amidst the violence:
This segment was produced by The Current's Jessica deMello and Leif Zapf-Gijle.