Footage has emerged of men who look like soldiers firing on protesters from a nearby building.
They had camped overnight outside the headquarters of the Presidential Guard, where they believe Mohamed Morsi is being held, vowing to free him. The army claimed that it had shot back in self-defence after coming under fire from a group of “terrorists”.
The Muslim Brotherhood insisted that the shooting was unprovoked and that its supporters had behaved peacefully throughout the current crisis.
Twenty people interviewed at the scene of the shooting denied that the demonstrators had used firearms.