Dozens were killed today in Egypt as thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi demonstrated in the streets for a “day of rage.” The clashes follow yesterday’s brutal military crackdown on Morsi supporters that left at least 638 people dead. Reporting from Cairo on Democracy Now, Nation contributor Sharif Abdel Kouddous discussed the roots and implications of the ramped-up violence, observing that, “This slow-moving train wreck that we’ve been on for some time now is looking as if it’s speeding up into a head-on collision.”

Be sure to read Sharif Abdel Kouddous’ latest dispatch from Cairo.