Death Toll in Egypt Violence Rises to 327

Death Toll in Egypt Violence Rises to 327

(AP) Death toll in Egypt violence rises to 327
Associated Press
The Egyptian Health Ministry says the death toll in clashes between police and supporters of the country’s ousted president has risen to 327.

A statement from the ministry on Thursday also raised the number of injured in the previous day’s violence to 2,926.

The clashes began when police moved to clear two sit-in camps in Cairo by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, ousted in a military coup on July 3. The clashes there later spread to elsewhere in the Egyptian capital and a string of other cities across the country.

The violence prompted the government to declare a month-long state of emergency and a nighttime curfew in Cairo, Alexandria on the Mediterranean and 12 provinces where violence broke out.