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Gunfire in Suez after Egypt's 'Day of Rage'

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 01:01

Aug. 16 - Gunfire rings through the streets and dozens of people are reported injured as violence continues into night in Egyptian city of Suez. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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--STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES -- ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Sustained gunfire rang out through the streets of the Egyptian city of Suez on Friday night after a day of widespread violence around the country. Crowds gathered in a Suez square, throwing stones and carrying away fellow demonstrators who appeared to be injured. A source at the scene said dozens of people were injured. Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with about 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi to denounce a crackdown by the army-backed government. As automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo, the standoff seemed to be sliding ever faster towards armed confrontation, evoking past conflict between militant Islamists and the state in the most populous Arab nation. More than 40 people were also killed in provincial cities, taking the overall toll close to 100, although the intense shooting eventually died down in Cairo at dusk as a curfew began. State television said 16 people died in clashes in Alexandria, Egypt's second city, and 140 were wounded. Eight protesters died in the coastal town of Damietta and five in Fayoum south of Cairo. The Suez Canal cities of Ismailia, Port Said and Suez all had death tolls of four, as did Tanta in the Nile delta.

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Gunfire in Suez after Egypt's 'Day of Rage'

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 01:01