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Clashes go into the night in Egypt

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 01:14

Nov. 24 - Protesters angry at Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi extending his presidential powers clash with police near Tahrir Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Several hundred demonstrators, mostly young men, clashed with police in the streets off Tahrir Square in central Cairo as night fell on Saturday. The square, which was the focal point of the uprising in early 2011 that overthrew the Mubarak regime, has seen the ebb and flow of demonstrators over the last five days. Initially they were out to mark the anniversary of week-long violence that saw some 42 die and to demand the security forces be held accountable. But now there is anger at a decree made by President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday extending his powers and shielding him from judicial challenge. Sporadic cat and mouse spats with police continued after dark on Qasr El Aini Street and Mohamed Mahmoud Street, the sight of last years fatal clashes. Some of those throwing rocks at police appeared to be as young as 12 years old. Groups critical of the government have been united by the presidential decree, many arguing that it echoes the autocratic rule of Mubarak and sells out the revolution. The Muslim Brotherhood, who propelled Mursi to power in June's election, have called for a mass demonstration in Cairo on Tuesday to show support for the president. Parties opposed to the decree have also called for a protest on Tuesday in Tahrir Square, less than a kilometer from the Brotherhood gathering.

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Clashes go into the night in Egypt

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 01:14

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