Many Reportedly Killed as Protest Camps in Cairo Are Cleared

The Muslim Brotherhood is claiming that more than 100 are dead


Egyptian security forces have moved in to clear two protest camps occupied by supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, with reports of many killed.

The Muslim Brotherhood said more than 100 died, but the authorities put the death toll much lower.

State TV showed armoured bulldozers moving deep into the main camp outside the eastern Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

There were also reports of violence in other parts of the country.

Authorities say the Nahda Square camp in western Cairo has now been cleared.