Egypt’s political crisis took a grim turn in the early hours of June 8 when protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s leading Islamist organization, faced gunfire from army soldiers outside a barracks in Cairo. According to the Associated Press, at least 54 have been killed, with both the army and the pro-Morsi camp blaming the other for provoking the violence. Fears of greater civil strife are growing now after the military removed Morsi from last week, shut down Islamist-sympathetic media stations and rounded up other prominent Muslim Brotherhood members.
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