This just one raw example of the extreme violence that has consumed Egypt -- it's a video of a man taking up a wounded body, running with it over his back and being shot. Others rush in to help the two fallen men as the atmosphere continues to be peppered with the sound of gunshots.
The 48-second video posted to YouTube Thursday was reportedly filmed by Rabaa al-Adawiyah mosque in eastern Cairo, according to the Huffington Post.
First the wounded man is set down. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
As a couple gunshots erupt, another man takes up the wounded man and begins running. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
But he too is shot at. Both men fall. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
As more people rush in to pull these men to some sort of safety, more gunshots can be heard. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
The video description (translated via Google Translate) describes the wounded body being carried as that of a "martyr in the fourth massacre." The video has been viewed more than 435,000 times.
Friday, thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have taken to the streets in several Cairo neighborhoods and elsewhere in Egypt in defiance of the military-imposed state of emergency.
The protesters poured out of the mosques after Friday prayers, responding to the group's call for a "Day of Rage" following the deaths of 638 people Wednesday when riot police backed by armored vehicles, snipers and bulldozers smashed the two sit-ins in Cairo where ousted President Mohammed Morsi's supporters had been camped out for six weeks to demand his reinstatement.
The Health Ministry said that 288 of those killed were in the largest protest camp in Cairo's Nasr City district, while 90 others were slain in a smaller encampment at al-Nahda Square, near Cairo University. Others died in clashes that broke out between Morsi's supporters and security forces or anti-Morsi protesters elsewhere in the Egyptian capital and other cities.
Nearly 4,000 were wounded in the violence.
The government has authorized the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions while the international community has urged both sides in Egypt to show restraint and end the turmoil engulfing the nation.
You can watch the video on YouTube.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.