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Published on Jan 25, 2013
 
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Police, youth clash on eve of Egypt revolution anniversary

 
 

CAIRO (AFP) - Police clashed with protesters in Cairo on Thursday, eve of the the second anniversary of the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, as they tried to dismantle a security barrier and called for the fall of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, an AFP correspondent said.

A few dozens men and youths tried to dismantle the wall of concrete blocks that blocked a street leading to Tahrir Square, focal point of demonstrations that broke out on Jan 25, 2011 and led to Mubarak's resignation 18 days later.

The walls were erected last year to protect numerous buildings housing government and security service offices in the area.

"Down with Mohamed Mursi," some demonstrators shouted. "Down with the power of the (Supreme) Guide" of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, from whose ranks Mr Mursi was elected last June.