CAIRO, Egypt (UPDATED) – At least 525 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday, August 14, including 202 protesters in a Cairo Islamist sit-in, a health ministry official told AFP.
The death toll included 43 policemen who died in violence across the country and 202 protesters killed in the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp, senior health ministry official Khaled al-Khatib said on Thursday.
“Eighty-seven also died in Giza and the rest elsewhere across the country,” Khatib said. Giza is the Cairo district where police broke up another Islamist sit-in on Wednesday.
The policemen died in clashes with the protesters in Cairo and in attacks on police stations across the country.
At the smaller of the two encampments in Nahda square, 57 people were killed and 227 died in the rest of the country.
The interior ministry said 43 policemen had also been killed. – Rappler.com
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