(WARNING: Some Viewers May Find The Video Distressing)
Reports of massacre by the Egyptian military are emerging along with several photos and videos in which snipers and soldiers can be seen opening fire at pro-Morsi protesters. Almost 51 are dead and more than 440 people got injured during the clashes between pro-Morsi activists and the Egyptian army.
The army personnel claimed Morsi’s supporters tried to attack the military building and take hostages. One army officer was reportedly killed during the violence.
Egyptian military took over when Mohamed Morsi was ousted last week after mass protests and demonstrations. Morsi was transported to the Defence Ministry, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad told Reuters. His aides were being held at the Republican Guard barracks where he spent his final day in office defying calls for him to resign but unable to forestall an ultimatum from the generals.
And soon after Morsi was held, his supporters came out on the streets to protest against the ouster. And since then the clashes, which have reportedly turned into massacres, are going on.
Many disturbing and distressing videos of the ‘massacre’ have emerged. The recordings reveal the situation in Egypt is going from bad to worse. If the military intends to control opposition activists through use of force and violence, then it goes without saying that matters will only become more complicated than ever.
Muslim Brotherhood followers, who were once viewed as oppressors, have now become the oppressed. Or so the reports and videos reveal.
You can watch the Egyptian military opening fire at pro-Morsi supporters in the video above.
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