Take Two for August 16, 2013

Egypt unrest continues as Muslim Brotherhood's 'day of rage' claims more lives

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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters gather in Ramses square in Cairo on August 16, 2013 during a demonstration in support of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Shots were heard on a bridge in the centre of the city, as well as in Ramses Square as Morsi loyalists staged their first major demonstrations since nearly 600 people were killed on August 14 when security forces cleared two of their protest camps.

Today in Egypt, gunfire rang out across Cairo as thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets. At least 17 people have died.  

Violence was sparked by outrage over the deaths of at least 638 people on Wednesday. Supporters of ousted-president Mohamed Morsi's called for a “Day of Rage” in the wake of the deadly military crackdown.

For more on what's going on, we're joined now by Tarek Radwan, associate director at the Washington-based think tank, the Atlantic Council. 


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