Over 100 Killed. #Egypt In A State of Emergency

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Armoured bulldozers moved into the two protest camps shortly after dawn on Wednesday morning.Large plumes of smoke rose over parts of the city as the operation began. Security forces fired tear gas canisters as helicopters circled above.The smaller camp in Nahda Square was cleared relatively quickly, but clashes raged for most of the day around the main camp near Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.Egyptian television said that by evening the security forces had finally seized full control of the site, and were allowing surviving protesters to leave.But several Muslim Brotherhood leaders were reportedly detained, including Essam El-Erian and Mohamed El-Beltagy, whose 17-year-old daughter was apparently killed.Most of the dead are thought to be Morsi supporters, but members of the security forces were also killed.A cameraman working for Sky News, Mick Deane, was also killed, as was a reporter for Gulf News, Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz. She was not working at the time.There are also reports of unrest elsewhere in Egypt.About 35 people have died in clashes in the province of Fayoum, south of Cairo, Reuters news agency says.At least five people have been killed in the province of Suez, according to the health ministry.Clashes have also been reported in the northern provinces of Alexandria and Beheira, and the central provinces of Assiut and Menya.State news agency Mena says three churches have been attacked, one in the city of Sohag which has a large number of Coptic Christian residents

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