Egypt’s ‘Day of Rage’ turns violent, dozens of protesters killed

By Tom Perry and Alexander Dziadosz CAIRO (Reuters) – Muslim Brotherhood protests plunged into violence across Egypt on Friday, with around 50 killed in Cairo alone on a “Day of Rage” called by Islamist followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi to denounce a police crackdown. Automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo and black smoke billowed from the capital’s huge Ramses Square, a military helicopter hovering low overhead looking down on the chaos. A Reuters witness saw the bodies of 27 people, apparently hit by gunfire and birdshot, wrapped in white sheets in a mosque. …
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