The official death toll resulting from Cairo Egypt bloodbath, involving supporters for ousted president Mohammed Morsi, is now at 638. And according to testimonies from protesters, there were already 2,000 people killed.
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In the wake of the Cairo Egypt bloodbath, an Aussie student originally from Brisbane was stranded in her apartment in Cairo, Egypt. Together with her housemates, they have stayed inside the 38-degree heat apartment, tracking for any information about their Egyptian friends living in the suburbs.
In her interview with the Fairfax Media from her 14th floor apartment on Friday morning, Kim Wilkinson, 25, shared that she was enjoying a coffee when the bloodshed broke out.
"The coffee shop was full for a little while, and then suddenly there was no one there. I looked around and I was just like, yeah we need to leave," Ms Wilkinson said.
Ms Wilkinson was a university student from Brisbane. She travelled to Cairo five weeks ago for her Master's research in Middle Eastern politics.
Later, when she was able to go home in her apartment, she said that she cannot sleep for fear of Friday. The Muslim brotherhood in Cairo, Egypt vowed that Friday will be "Friday of anger".
"I think tomorrow is going to be explosive, because it's Friday and Friday is bad here. I'm afraid, but more for my friends here.And I'm afraid for Cairo, because I love Cairo and I love Egypt and it's very sad to see it go down this path. We have been stuck inside and we have been stockpiling food. You're sweaty, frustrated, sad and you don't know what's going on. That's the worst thing - not knowing what is actually going on," Ms Wilkinson said.
Ms Wilkinson's mother had desperately requested for her daughter to take the next available flight out of Egypt immediately. But Ms Wilkinson refused to do so.
"I have a vested interest in being here for my research. I don't want to leave, I want to stay. You have to be strong ... but it's hard. It's very hard emotionally ... you're sweaty, stuck inside and people are dying.There were funerals today," said Ms Wilkinson.
As for those loved ones she had back in Australia, Ms Wilkinson said that they love them and she is always thinking about them.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, called for all those involved in the Cairo Egypt bloodbath to "step back from the brink of disaster." He pointed out that the arising death toll and seemingly unstoppable bloodbath resulted from "an excessive, even extreme use of force against demonstrators."
According to a report from ABC News, the Muslim Brotherhood called for "Friday of anger" in Cairo after their prayers. The brotherhood urged for supporters to go to Ramsi's square and use all force needed for them to fight the police.
Terror surrounds Cairo as Egypt's interior ministry allow police to employ live ammunition against all protesters.
Meanwhile, Aussies of Egyptian heritage went out in the streets of Sydney and Melbourne to rally against the Cairo Egypt bloodbath.
Philippa McDonald of ABC News was able to interview Dr Omar Elnawsra, pharmacist Ahmed Oef and Adel Salman.
Mr Elnawsra said that his siblings were among the protesters in Cairo.
Mr Oef shared that his best friend was brutally shot and killed in Rabba in the midst of the bloodbath.
In Melbourne, 50 people gathered outside the Egyptian consulate, demanding for the Australian Government to help stop the violence. Mr Slaman particularly called for Foreign Minister Bob Carr to take a stand about the Cairo Egypt bloodbath.