killed. The police said that protesters carried the other hand weapons. Muslim Brotherhood: "They shoot to kill." Morsi will be held in jail where Mubarak
Photo: Reuters Editor: Yotam Ben - David
(Demonstrations in Cairo yesterday)
The violence continues to escalate in Egypt: At least 150 were killed and 4,500 were wounded during the night and this morning (Saturday) the huge demonstrations in favor of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and against Cairo, which were probably the biggest since the ouster earlier this month. Reported Morsi's supporters, led by the "Muslim Brotherhood". Country's Ministry of Health reported that only 38 protesters were killed. Egyptian television reported that about 30 million people participated in demonstrations, mostly in the capital and Alexandria, the second largest city in the country. This is more than a third of the population of the country, where about 85 million people. Field hospital set up on a square Raba Al - Adawi East Cairo, where people were treated "Muslim Brotherhood" demonstrated for Morsi, reported dozens of casualties.
תומכי ההפיכה אוחזים בתמונתו של שר ההגנה עבד אל-פתאח סיסי. קהיר, הלילה (צילום: רויטרס)
On the other hand, the police claimed that 53 supporters Morsi possessed weapons. Security officials claimed they used only tear gas during the clashes with protesters. Also in Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, were violent clashes have killed at least seven people.
"They do not shoot to wound, they shoot to kill," said spokesman Al Ghad - Dad told Reuters. Al - Dad said that police dispersed with tear gas at the demonstrators, and some time later also began to fire live ammunition. He said the victims were shot in the head and chest. He added that at least 175 people were injured as a result, all participated in mass demonstrations in the capital. So far no official permission to report death toll. Apparently, some of those killed were stabbed to death.
הטלוויזיה במצרים דיווחה כי מיליונים יצאו רחובות. מפגינים בקהיר, הלילה (צילום: AP)
Doctor treating the wounded in Cairo said hundreds of people were injured in riots that erupted in Cairo banned, not far from a mosque Raba Al - Adawi, who was the focus of protests by supporters of Morsi since his dismissal. Network broadcasts to - Jazeera local doctors were trying to provide medical assistance to the wounded in the field hospital set up near the center of pro-Mursi demonstrations.
Raed Ibrahim Mosque in the last few hours were trapped about 200 people after armed men surrounded the building. Civilians who were inside the mosque told Al - Jazeera "that the" thugs "smashed the windows of the building. Police arrived at the scene tried to rescue those trapped mosque. Night said Egypt's interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, the demonstrations in Cairo Morsi supporters will end "within the law". In a telephone interview to the network "Al - Hayat" said Egyptian Minister that soon "the prosecution will make decisions and this situation will end."
מאות נפגעו. פינוי פצועים מהפגנת תומכי מורסי, הבוקר (צילום: AP)
כוחות הביטחון פיזרו גז מדמיע לעבר המפגינים. קהיר, לפנות בוקר (צילום: רויטרס)
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said today that Mursi, suspected of murdering Egyptian soldiers and collusion with Hamas, will be transferred to Tora prison in Cairo probably where, predecessor Hosni Mubarak. Ibrahim made the remarks in response to reporters' questions during a press conference. Egyptian minister added that the decision regarding accepted by an investigating judge.
Tonight Ibrahim said that the demonstrations for the deposed president "will come to an end as soon as possible and legally." He said the decision was made due to complaints from local residents. "The state will not be able to get another situation where blocking streets and threatened the state institutions," Ibrahim said in a telephone interview network "Al - Hayat".
Yesterday it was reported that the deposed Morsi was arrested by Egyptian authorities for 15 days on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. Muslim Brotherhood set the charges "ridiculous" and said that the evidence that Egypt returns to the old regime. "We do not take these charges seriously," said the movement. "We will continue to demonstrate in the streets. Fact, we believe that more and more people will understand what the regime 'new' really stands for - the return to the State of Mubarak, but with brutal force"
מפגינים כיוונו לייזר לעבר מסוק של צבא מצרים בקהיר (צילום: רויטרס)
European Union, Catherine Ashton, "deep regret" over the deaths of tens of demonstrators in Egypt and called on both sides to refrain from violence. "Ashton is following with concern recent developments in Egypt and deeply regrets the loss of life in demonstrations last night," said a spokesman for Secretary of State of the Union. "It calls on all parties to refrain from violence and express their protest in a peaceful and - violent," he added.
Meanwhile, the night were killed in two Egyptian soldiers at a police checkpoint in the northern Zwaid Sheikh Sinai Peninsula. According to the report, three men were shot dead by armed whose identity has not yet been ascertained. About 30 people were killed in recent weeks Peninsula by armed Islamists and Bedouin gangs. Due to the coup in Egypt. Egyptian army recently began a massive operation to eradicate terrorism in the region.