Egyptian security forces on Wednesday stormed camps filled with protesters who are loyal to ousted President Mohamed Morsi, with bulldozers moving into the main site in Nahda Square in Cairo. Morsi’s party, the Muslim Brotherhood, claimed that up to 100 people were killed, but state media put the number at around 15. Officials said that at least two members of the security forces were killed, and nine were injured. In Nahda Square, authorities said the site had been cleared, with Morsi supporters being chased into the nearby zoo and Cairo University. At the other major site, Rabaa al-Adawiya, witnesses spoke of seeing dozens of bodies on the ground, and the Brotherhood described the scene as a massacre. See photos.
At left, a member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi at the smaller of the two camps, near the Cairo University campus in Giza.