Thursday, December 06, 2012

6 dead in Egypt riots, video of MB shooting protesters

From Al Ahram:
Clashes between supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and his opponents which started on Wednesday night have left five [later six - EoZ] dead and 450 injured, according to the health ministry.

Hospitals in the Heliopolis area continued to receive casualties of gunshots and rock throwing into the early hours of Thursday morning.

El-Hosseini Abul-Deif, a journalist at El-Fagr newspaper, is one of those who were shot and was critically injured during the clashes and doctors at Zahraa Hospital declared him clinically dead on Thursday morning.

The executive board of the Journalists' Syndicate has blamed the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack on El-Hosseini and also held President Morsi responsible for his failure to ensure public security.

Meanwhile, a total of six presidential advisers have resigned from their posts to protest President Morsi's recent decrees and what they said was his inability to resolve the current political crisis.
A Palestinian Arab photographer from AP says he was beaten and his equipment smashed as well.

Bikya Masr reports that this video is of a Muslim Brotherhood member shooting a shotgun at anti-Morsi protesters.

Al Azhar, the institution that the draft constitution says is the definer of Sharia law in Egypt, http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/06/253664.htmlhas asked Morsi to suspend his new powers.