Deadly violence erupted in Egypt again on Wednesday as forces attempted to clear pro-Morsi sit-ins from Rabaa and Nahda squares in Cairo.

Reports of civilian deaths range from 10 to more than 300.

Outside of Cairo, churches and businesses owned by Copts were torched and vandalized.

Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic rights group, said the Muslim Brotherhood was “waging a war of retaliation” against Christians in Egypt. AFP reports that three churches in central Egypt were set ablaze, but Twitter reports indicate there may be more.

Businesses run by Coptic Christians were reportedly targeted as well.

Persecution? What persecution?