Egypt's capital Cairo sees fresh protests

  • 16 August 2013
More violent clashes in Egypt

It's another day of unrest in cities across Egypt, as thousands of supporters of the former president are protesting against the army and police.

Shots were fired at an angry crowd gathered in Cairo's Ramses Square. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen saw 12 people dead there, and many more injured.

Reports suggest more than 20 people have been killed across Egypt today.

The demonstrations are over Wednesday's violent crackdown on protest camps in Cairo, where 638 people died.

In July, the army forced out President Morsi after just a year in power.

During his first year in office Mohammed Morsi fell out with lots of people in Egyptian society, and Egyptians didn't think he was doing enough to tackle poverty in the country.

On Wednesday, a state of national emergency was declared after security forces tried to clear two protest camps in the capital, clashing with protestors. The violence caused shock and outrage around the world, as hundreds of people died.

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World leaders condemn the violence

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that the violence was "not going to solve anything".

He also said that rule in Egypt needs to change to become "a genuine democracy" and he said "that means a compromise on all sides."

US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the actions, saying that force was not the way to resolve political differences.

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