Egyptian VP Resigns After Violence

    An injured man lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on August 14, 2013 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said at least 250 people were killed and over 5,000 injured in a police crackdown. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Egypt’s interim vice president, the Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned from his post following violent clashes with protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi, saying there was a peaceful solution. The White House has condemned the violence, as did Secretary of State John Kerry, calling the events "deplorable." At least 278 people have been killed in clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and the security forces that stormed their encampments. At least one journalist has been killed,  and several others injured—such as The Daily Beast’s Mike Giglio, who wrote about his experience here.

    At least 278 killed.

    Graphic footage of the clashes in Cairo.

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