13:25 15 August 2013
A state of emergency has been declared in Egypt after violence left many dead and many more injured.
At least 421 people have died, the Health Ministry for Egypt has said. Reportedly, at least 43 police officers have also died. This is as of time of writing. The death toll is reportedly expected to rise.
The Muslim Brotherhood however says that that the death toll is over 2000, it has been reported.
The news comes after two camps were cleared by security officials where there were supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Clashes broke out across the nation.
A state of emergency was declared and a curfew - between the hours of 7pm and 6am (local time) - put in place for the country’s cities. The curfew started on Wednesday night.
Interim Vice President Mohamed El-Baradei resigned following the violence. He said he “cannot shoulder the responsibility for a single drop of blood."
Spokesman for the Brotherhood Gehad El-Haddad said on Twitter that their Islamist organisation would remain "non-violent and peaceful".
“We remain strong, defiant and resolved,” he posted. “We will push (forward) until we bring down this military coup.”
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