The bloodshed initially kicked off when the military raided two protest camps supporting ousted President Morsi. US admits that there are significant obstacles on the path to democracy for Egypt right now. But they have constantly stopped short of saying the President’s removal there was a coup and their 1.3 billion dollars a year in military aid is still flowing into Egypt. Pro-democracy activist Fatima Said joins RT’s studio.
Behind Barricades: Cairo mosque under siege, turned into morgue
In Egypt, the standoff between protesters who are holed up in a mosque and security forces continues. Hundreds have barricaded themselves in the building and are refusing to come out over fear of arrest. Dozens were seen leaving the mosque however and there have been reports of gunfire too. Bel Trew reports.