Egyptian security forces shot dead at least 70 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi early on Saturday, his Muslim Brotherhood said, deepening the turmoil which has convulsed Egypt for weeks.

Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said the shooting started shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers on the fringes of a round-the-clock vigil being staged by backers of Morsi, who was toppled by the army more than three weeks ago.

Al Jazeera's Egypt television station reported that 120 had been killed and some 4,500 injured in the early morning violence on the fringes of a round-the-clock vigil being staged by backers of Morsi near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawia mosque.

Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square. — Reuters Photo
Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square. — Reuters Photo
Well over 200 people have died in violence since the overthrow of Morsi, including at least nine on Friday. — Reuters Photo
Well over 200 people have died in violence since the overthrow of Morsi, including at least nine on Friday. — Reuters Photo
Protesters cheer and dance with flares as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in front of the presidential palace. — Reuters Photo
Protesters cheer and dance with flares as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in front of the presidential palace. — Reuters Photo
Members of Muslim brotherhood perform prayers on a poster of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. — AFP Photo
Members of Muslim brotherhood perform prayers on a poster of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. — AFP Photo
Morsi supporters throw stones from behind a makeshift barricade they built as they take cover from the police. — Reuters Photo
Morsi supporters throw stones from behind a makeshift barricade they built as they take cover from the police. — Reuters Photo
An aerial view shows Tahrir Square during a rally of opponents.— AFP Photo
An aerial view shows Tahrir Square during a rally of opponents.— AFP Photo
A car allegedly burnt by police and plain-clothed people is seen during clashes in Nasr city area. — Reuters Photo
A car allegedly burnt by police and plain-clothed people is seen during clashes in Nasr city area. — Reuters Photo
Protesters standing on power lines cheer as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in front of the presidential palace. — Reuters Photo
Protesters standing on power lines cheer as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in front of the presidential palace. — Reuters Photo
Protesters cheer and dance as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in front of the presidential palace. — Reuters Photo
Protesters cheer and dance as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in front of the presidential palace. — Reuters Photo
Many of those Egyptians opposed to ousted President Mohamed Mursi say their admiration for the army has never wavered, and that any anger was always directed at the generals in charge. — Reuters Photo
Many of those Egyptians opposed to ousted President Mohamed Mursi say their admiration for the army has never wavered, and that any anger was always directed at the generals in charge. — Reuters Photo
Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. — AP Photo
Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, fueling tensions amid a showdown in the streets between tens of thousands of backers of the military and supporters calling for the Islamist leader's reinstatement. — AP Photo
At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded in scattered violence across Egypt during mass rallies for and against the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who was placed under investigation for murder.  — Reuters Photo
At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded in scattered violence across Egypt during mass rallies for and against the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who was placed under investigation for murder. — Reuters Photo

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