The U.S. and its allies are calling for peace this morning, following the bloodiest day in Egypt since the Arab Spring began.
Yesterday, more than 300 people were killed when the Egyptian military attacked supporters of the country's ousted president.
The U.S. has been giving billions of dollars to the Egyptian military to help the country establish stability.
But now, some Egyptian activists say those resources are being used against civilians and needs to stop.
Cairo has turned into a war zone
As smoke and fire clouded the streets and bullets peppered the air, shouting protesters refused to leave their camps.
Egyptian soldiers were cracking down on supporters of the Muslim Botherhood's Mohammed Morsi - the president who was ousted by the military. "We're fighting for principle, the President we elected," said Pro-Morsi Protester Adel Sadeq.
The violence so severe Egypt's Vice President Mohamed Elbaradei quit.
This morning U.S. allies are echoing the Obama Administration's demands for peace after more than 300 were killed - including two journalists. "What is required in Egypt is a genuine transition to a genuine democracy, that means compromise from all sides," said British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Secretary of State John Kerry warned the military government. "The path towards violence leads only towards greater instability, economic disaster and suffering," said the Secretary.
Strong words, but no mention of pulling billions of dollars in U.S. aid - a move some say it's time to consider. "Any symbolic gesture by the United States is going to have an immaterial impact on Egyptian decision making right now," said Former White House Mideast Advisor Marc Ginsberg.
Decisions the world is watching, as Egypt dips further away from democracy.
The embattled country has declared a month long state of emergency, and experts say there no way to know when or how the country will regain stability.
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