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August 16, 2013 11:00 pm

Violent Clashes Continue in Egypt, 60 Dead

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Wounded Egyptian being carried off after millions demonstrate against military rule. Photo: Screenshot.

Wounded Egyptian being carried off after millions demonstrate against military rule. Photo: Screenshot.

WSJ – CAIRO -Thousands of Islamist demonstrators who massed on central Cairo’s Ramses Square met with deadly force Friday afternoon, turning a nearby mosque into a makeshift morgue where medics tried to revive shot protesters and people clambered up bloodstained steps to view at least 31 bodies that were laid out inside.

Skirmishes continued in the afternoon around the square, where Muslim Brotherhood supporters converged in what they called a Day of Rage to mourn those killed on Wednesday, when a government crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi sparked violence that left more than 600 people dead around the country.

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