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Unrest continues in Egypt

11-26-2012 11:40 BJT

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Unrest continues to plague Egypt as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clash with police near Cairo’s Tahrir square. A pro-Morsi rally was also held in North Sinai.

Hundreds of anti-Morsi protesters staged a sit-in in Tahrir on Sunday. They vowed to stay until Morsi rescinds his decrees, which places him above any kind of oversight, including that of the courts. Some protesters threw stones, prompting the police to retaliate with tear gas.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Morsi’s supporters gathered outside of Al Nasr mosque in El-Arish, North Sinai, to show their support for the president. Supporters and opponents of Morsi have grown more entrenched over the Islamist leader’s move to assume near absolute powers. The two sides have also called for massive rival protests on Tuesday in Cairo.

 

Editor:Lu Jiaying |Source: CCTV.com

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