Conflict & Justice

Escalating Violence and Deepening Divide in Egypt



Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take part in a protest at the Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo July 27, 2013. At least 70 people died on Saturday after security forces attacked supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said, adding the toll could be much higher. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX121ZP

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi took to the streets again to protest his removal from power. Over the weekend, security forces killed at least 83 Morsi supporters in clashes in Cairo. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Financial Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi about the escalating violence and the waning hopes for a peaceful resolution.

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    A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi flashes a victory sign at the Rabaa Adawiya Square, where they are camping, in Nasr city area, east of Cairo July 28, 2013. Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground outside a Cairo mosque on Sunday a day after at least 72 were gunned down by security forces, braced for a move against them by the army chief behind the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST HEADSHOT) - RTX1231X