A month-long state of emergency has been declared, following a bloodbath as a result of clashes between government forces and ousted president Mohamed Morsy supporters.
Journalists and other victims who were not armed were killed. US government called these actions deplorable.
Egyptian security forces stormed two camps filled with ousted President Mohamed Morsy's supporters, bulldozing tents and escorting away hundreds of protesters.
Within three hours of the raid, forces had cleared the smaller of the two camps -- the Nahda camp, near the Cairo University campus.
But the bigger protest took place near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo. This location has proven trickier with forces facing severe resistance.
The military has called in its special forces, but, many feel the electorate got gypped and deprived of the outcome of their vote by fraud, cheating or a swindle. Most Morsy supporters say they are willing to die for their cause.