July 9th, 2013
09:36 AM ET

Mass Shooting and Chaos in Egypt

“New Day” is covering the latest on the ground in Egypt where there are growing fears that the country may be spiraling deeper into chaos.

In the last few days, more than 50 have lost their lives and hundreds wounded.

Protests have turned violent with witnesses saying Egyptian security forces opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsy.

And now the Muslim Brotherhood is calling for a national uprising.

CNN's Reza Sayah is on the ground live covering the growing instability from Cairo.

“Every day seems to be another round of intense fighting in this conflict, where on one side you have the moderates, the liberals, even supporters of military rule who are pushing forth with establishing a new government,” Sayah reports.

The interim president declared constitutional decrees as of last night, setting a timetable and a framework for new elections in 15 days.

Meanwhile, the supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are furious. “They're screaming for the process to stop,” Sayah says, “screaming for the armed forces to be held accountable for yesterday's deadly clashes.”

Who is responsible for firing first during yesterday’s demonstration is still in dispute, with “both sides accusing the other of starting this clash.”

Follow along at CNN.com as the story develops.

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