Cape Town – A report says the sound of gunfire could be
heard as Egyptian security forces backed by armoured vehicles and bulldozers,
fired tear gas at demonstrators who are demanding deposed Mohammed Morsi be
reinstated as the country's leader.
Sky News said on Wednesday that there were reports more than
100 people were killed by officers as they cleared two protest camps loyal to
The report said army troops were not taking part in the
operation which began shortly after 07:00 local time in the capital Cairo.
A journalist at the scene of the Rabaa camp said he could
hear screams of women as a cloud of white smoke hung over the site in the
eastern suburb of Nasr City.
The Muslim Brotherhood that backs Morsi claimed more than
100 people had been killed in the crackdown, which is almost certain to deepen
political turmoil in Egypt.