Fighting reported in Ramses Square
As reports about gunfire on the May 16 and October 6 bridges continue, there are also clashes taking place between Islamists and security forces in Ramses Square, where thousands of Morsi supporters have gathered to participate in today’s “Day of Rage” protests.
MB supporters gathering at Ramses Square, one of 28 protest points in Cairo. Streets very tense pic.twitter.com/NMBt6NpmEp
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) August 16, 2013
teargas, stones and fireworks now in Ramses Sq, where there are both Islamists & those opposed to both army and MB pic.twitter.com/OSsrCuDTTL
— Patrick Kingsley (@PatrickKingsley) August 16, 2013
The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen is reporting from the square, where he says people have died.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 16, 2013
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 16, 2013
Dead from Ramses demos pic.twitter.com/QjZq5QRboZ
— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) August 16, 2013