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Make what you will of this CNN story. The Muslim Brotherhood say 200 are dead and thousands wounded.
A lot of tweets saying the Egyptian security forces are collaring reporters and photographers, taking away their kit to stop the full detail getting out:
More from Ruth Pollard of Australia's Fairfax Media:
Ambulance after ambulance arrives at the entrance to #Rabaa, police & soldiers out on the streets en-masse, some wearing balaclavas
Egypt's official news agency put the death toll at 149, although the chaotic nature of the crackdown made accurate reporting difficult.
Egyptian interim government has declared a month-long state of emergency across the country.
Egypt's vice-president, Mohamed El-Baradei, resigned in protest against the crackdown.
The official MENA news agency also quoted a ministry spokesman as saying 1,403 people were wounded.
Egypt’s new military-appointed government on Tuesday named a roster of generals as provincial governors, raising fears of a return to the authoritarianism of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Of the 25 provincial governors named, 19 are generals: 17 from the military and 2 from the police. One police general has become well known for his openly insubordinate refusal to protect supporters of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist whose candidacy was advanced by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Health Ministry said 235 civilians were killed and more than 2,000 injured, while Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said 43 policemen died in the assault. He said Morsi supporters attacked 21 police stations and seven Coptic Christian churches across the nation, and assaulted the Finance Ministry in Cairo, occupying its ground floor.