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Egyptian protesters clash with police after days of calm

Published on Feb 9, 2013 2:21 AM
 

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Thousands of Egyptians marched and chanted against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in cities across the country on Friday, burning tyres and throwing petrol bombs in some areas.

Fierce protests erupted late last month over what demonstrators saw as Mursi's attempts to monopolise power as well as wider political and economic grievances, but the unrest had calmed over the last week.

The main opposition alliance, which signed an agreement with the ruling Muslim Brotherhood last week rejecting violence, had not called for marches on Friday.

While the number of protesters has dwindled, distrust of Mursi and the Brotherhood and a sense of political and economic malaise have continued to bring people to the streets.

 
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