Update, 1:12 p.m. Egypt's health ministry just confirmed the death toll is up to 65 people killed from last night's clashes.
Original: At least 38 people were killed after a day filled with competing protests between military supporters and those faithful to deposed president Mohammed Morsi reached a frightening climax right before midnight Friday evening. After the first wave of tear gas canisters didn't turn pro-Morsi protestors away, Egyptian security forces fired live rounds into the crowd of pro-Morsi protestors late Friday night, killing at least 38 people so far. That death toll is expected to rise. The New York Times reports seeing at least 49 bodies of protestors at two separate local hospitals after the clashes. Reuters reports seeing 36 bodies at one morgue. One Muslim Brotherhood website says 120 people were killed and over 4,000 injured after the protests.
"They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill," Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad told reporters. "The bullet wounds are in the head and chest."
With helicopters flying low and tanks in the streets, millions of anti-Morsi supporters gathered Friday for a protest to show support for the new regime. Defense minister Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi had called for mass demonstrations for a "mandate" to fight terrorism, a catch-all term many believe foreshadows a crack-down on the Muslim Brotherhood.