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 Egypt Declares State of Emergency After British Journalist, 95 People Killed

The government of Egypt has declared a state of emergency after violent clashes on Wednesday between security forces and protesters left at least 95 people dead, including a British journalist working for Sky News.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who are demanding the reinstatement of former president Mohamed Morsi, and government officials are blaming each other for the chaos, Reuters reported. Clashes have raged across the capital, Cairo, where bulldozers moved on the main protest camp outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, but they have also spread throughout the country, hitting the cities of Minya, Assiut, and Alexandria.

Accounts have said that security personnel used tear gas canisters and continued shooting at protesters even when they were begged to stop, though the interior ministry has denied that the deaths were caused by its forces firing live ammunition.

"Security forces used only tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters though it was heavily fired at by armed elements from inside the two protest camps, causing the death of an officer and a conscript and the injury of four policemen and two conscripts," the ministry said in a statement.

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