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  Shvat 14, 5773 , 25/01/13

Egypt: Anti-Morsi Rally to Mark Revolution Anniversary

Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have scheduled an anti-government demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the second anniversary of the revolution which toppled former president Hosni Mubarak. Morsi's rivals say the Muslim Brotherhood movement, which stood behind his election, betrayed them and they intend to renew grass-roots protests. A specific charge is that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to concentrate power.

Dozens of demonstrators suffered from inhaling tear gas, Thursday, in confrontations with police at Tahrir Square. The demonstrators tried to remove concrete blocks which blocked the way to the interior ministry, and when police tried to break them up, the demonstrators fired and threw rocks and firebombs. Three police officers were wounded.

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