December 6th, 2012
07:32 AM ET

Tanks deployed near presidential palace after deaths mount in Egypt protests

The fallout from President Mohamed Morsy's sweeping power grab in Egypt has spiraled into more deaths, another key defection and a scene that resembles a war zone.

Tanks and armored personnel carriers rolled into the area near the presidential palace Thursday, trying to bring some calm to the country's latest center of turmoil.

Piles of rubble and burned cars littered the streets. The front doors of nearby storefronts were smashed in.

Five people have been killed and 446 injured in deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Morsy demonstrators outside the palace, the Egyptian health ministry said Thursday. At least 35 police officers are among the injured, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    as expected muslim botherhood (not a misspelling) and its puppet morsey has shown its ugly true colors...both is without
    re-morse and this dictator and group should be ousted...they are a sign of worst things to come...

    December 6, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. the prophet

    No people want to be suckers to their Government anymore including the US, people are not stupid and gullible to believe any BS, riots and demonstration will breakout all over including in the US one the people will no longer see it worthwhile going to work to make hands meet to pay a basic household bill.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Arab winter in full swing!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    Its tragic and sad after the popular uprising. Morsi should have better sense.
    One thing is for certain, that nation would no longer be cowed down by anyone.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Name*Donal Peter Buckley

    Tanks will be used against unarmed citizens?

    Guns continue to mow down Egyptian civilians.

    These are Egyptian tanks and guns.

    Morsy is a perpetrator of genocide.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Nana Raouf

    SHAME SHAME SHAME on the US foreign policy who supports the muslim brotherhood at the expense of the poor already oppressed Egyptians. During the 2011 revolution their was nothing on CNN and US news but the Egyptian revolution, WHERE IS THE PRESS AND US MEDIA NOW?!!! Even worse, so see a US newspaper displaying pictures of injured men and stating that a muslim brotherhood member is helping!!!!! Where is the honor in the journalism profession in the US? Are you oppressed as well to say the truth?? STOP SUPPORTING THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony Marko

      Always someone has to blame the USA. You elected this president that has chosen not to follow democracy. Deal with your own mess now

      December 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |

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