The Egyptian health ministry has revealed that 16 supporters of President Mohammed Morsi have been killed in attacks by opposition protesters in the Cairo suburb of Giza. More than 200 have been wounded in the attacks in Al-Nahda Square where the pro-Morsi counter-demonstrators were gathered.
Anti-Morsi "thugs and police officers" used the roof of the College of Applied Sciences to carry out their firebomb attack, said witnesses. At least 10 ambulances were filled with casualties in what was called a "chaotic" situation.
The police officers were supposed to be in the square to protect the pro-Morsi group, whose members were shocked and surprised when the officers turned against them. It is alleged by eyewitnesses that the police fired live ammunition at the Morsi supporters.