Crackdown on pro-Morsi groups; dozens dead

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ANGER IN CAIRO. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi take part in a sit-in protest outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 12, 2013. Photo by AFP/Khaled Desouki

Tensions mounted in Cairo with police launching a crackdown on supporters of ousted Egypt president Mohamed Morsi. Dozens are killed as clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of Morsi. At least 10 people were also injured in the violence in Cairo’s Giza neighborhood. A pro-Morsi march had taken off from Nahda square to Faisal Street in Giza where residents began to pelt the marchers with rocks. Earlier in another area of the capital, police fired tear gas to break up clashes that erupted between Morsi loyalists and residents. The violence comes after the expiry of a government ultimatum to dismantle the sprawling protest camps.

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