Egypt is on the brink of chaos as security forces clash with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. The violence has claimed 149 lives in Cairo, according to Egypt's Health Ministry, while leaving more than 1,400 wounded.
From the midst of the unrest comes this video, which reportedly shows pro-Morsi protesters forcing an armored police vehicle off a bridge. Adel Abdel Ghafar, a researcher at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies in Australia, tweeted this photo of the vehicle in mid-air:
In the aftermath of the violence, Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt's interim vice president, announced his resignation, withdrawing crucial liberal support from the military-led government.
"It has become too difficult to continue bearing responsibility for decisions I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear," ElBaradei wrote in a letter. "Unfortunately those who gain from what happened today are those who call for violence and terror, the extremist groups."
Morsi was overthrown on July 3, only two years after winning the presidency following the ouster of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. The current interim president, Adly Mansour, has declared a month-long state of emergency, authorizing the military to help riot police in their efforts to restore order.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Here comes the Pentagon's newest space plane
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- The U.S. is about to sell weapons to Vietnam. That's bad news for China.
- Extreme haunted houses: Inside Halloween's most terrifying new trend
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- The simple trick to making better decisions in every aspect of life
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
Subscribe to the Week