Darkness descended on Egypt Friday and the police are attempting to enforce a curfew. Violence broke out in the streets across the country, two days after security forces and pro-Morsi supporters clashed and more than 600 people were killed. During the “Friday of Anger,” at least 60 people have died in fighting, Egyptian officials say, as the deposed president’s backers, along with the Muslim Brotherhood, battle members of the government and the police, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Both sides are using Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to document what’s happening on the ground and we are here to capture it.
We know there are many sides to every story, especially in Egypt. Which is why we’re monitoring everything that’s happening in Egypt and analyzing our results with the help of Egypt experts.
11:14 p.m. Egypt time
A post on a Facebook page supporting the Muslim Brotherhood claims there are people under siege near a high school in Alexandria. Click here to read more about the violence that has hit Egypt’s second-largest city.
“Mohammed Nasser from the association of the Muslim scholars: We are under siege by the thugs near Loran High School. They turned off the lights and locked the entrances to the buildings. We are 10 males and 15 females.”
11 p.m. Egypt time
Was Egypt’s Ministry of Interior Affairs’ Facebook page hacked again? This tweet indicates that it has been. Click here for more.
“We emphasize that the blood that was spilled today neutralizes the legitimacy of Sisi and Mohammed Ebrahim. And now their heads are on the line.”
10:06 p.m. Egypt time
9:53 p.m. Egypt time
A number of Christian churches all over the country have been torched during the fighting, according to Al Jazeera. Residents who live near the churches, including Muslims in the below photo, have attempted to shield them. Click here for more.
9:43 p.m. Egypt time
Reports surfaced on Twitter that the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan accused of numerous human rights abuses, has condemned the violence by Egyptian security forces. Click here to read more.
9:32 p.m. Egypt time
Follow the spread of violence with our interactive map. Click here to see it.
8:45 p.m. Egypt time
Where are most of the tweets about #FridayRage coming from? Saudi Arabia. Click here for more.
— ماجد الخزيم|مع سوريا (@majed117) August 16, 2013
8:09 p.m. Egypt time
The violence plaguing Cairo spread to Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, Friday, with at least 10 dead and hundreds more hurt. Click here for more.
7:57 p.m. Egypt time
As the fighting escalates the number of wounded in Egypt is rising. These photos capture the bloody devastation felt by everyone in the midst of the violence. Click here for more photos.
7:10 p.m. Egypt time
The Egyptian police incites their followers against the Muslim Brotherhood. The police and the Brotherhood disagree about pictures of armed civilians. Click here to read more.
7 p.m. Egypt time
The Muslim Brotherhood says they will not adhere to a 7 p.m. curfew enforced by the police. Al Qaeda flags have been spotted among the protesters. Click here to read more.
6:42 p.m. Egypt time
The Muslim Brotherhood is recording the names of supporters killed in clashes with Egyptian police. One photo discovered on social media shows a white lined piece of paper, names written in blue. The caption reads “revealing the names of the martyrs.” Click here to read more.
6:34 p.m. Egypt time:
There are many sides to every story and here are a few snapshots that show just how different life can be in Egypt today. Click here to see the gallery.
6 p.m. Egypt time:
Protests erupt in Muslim countries around the world in solidarity with Islamists in Egypt. For more, click here.
5 p.m. Egypt time:
Muslim Brotherhood says there’s been defection in the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
“A call to the officers of the Ministry of Interior Affairs: Don’t follow or obey orders to shoot live ammo on protesters. Resist to such instructions. The protesters are Egyptians. Egyptians can’t kill Egyptians.” Click here to read more.
4 p.m. Egypt time:
“The police are shooting at protesters on October Bridge, and some are jumping to escape.”
Egyptians are dangling from October Bridge. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood claim that the police are shooting at them, while the military claims that the Muslim Brotherhood are to blame for the shots. The Brotherhood and the police report conflicting death rates. Click here for more on this angle.