August 14, 2013 in Nation/World

Egyptian troops begin to clear pro-Morsi sit-ins

Associated Press

CAIRO – Security forces were moving to clear two sit-in camps in support of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian state TV said early today.

Forces were firing tear gas into the larger of the two protest locations in Cairo, the encampment in the eastern Nasr City neighborhood, security officials said.

At the smaller protest site outside the Cairo University campus is Giza, armored carriers were securing the area early today.

The pan-Arab Al-Arabiya TV showed images of clouds of smoke from the tear gas, collapsed tents and tires burning at the Nasr City protest site.

At least 250 people have died in clashes in Egypt following Morsi’s July 3 ouster in a military coup.

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