Mayhem at the mosque:

A gripping dispatch from the cauldron of Cairo… as police storm holy site to evict Morsi supporters

Flashpoint: Riot police force their way into the al-Fath mosque yesterday, where hundreds of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi were holed up following a vicious crackdown by the new regime

Flashpoint: Riot police force their way into the al-Fath mosque yesterday, where hundreds of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi were holed up following a vicious crackdown by the new regime

Wherever you go in Cairo, you can see the minaret of the al-Fath mosque. It is a towering reminder  of the faith of the majority of Egypt’s people.

But yesterday its transformation into the epicentre of the turmoil ravaging the country’s political landscape was complete.

Security forces and gunmen traded fire as police attempted to storm the mosque in Ramses Square to remove the hundreds of supporters of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi inside.

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