Video: Egyptian soldiers 'firing at pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters'

Massacre at Cairo’s Presidential Guard headquarters left at least 51 dead and more than 440 injured

Tuesday 09 July 2013 10:07
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Mohamed Morsi outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Mohamed Morsi outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo

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.

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