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THE CLASH Egypt Cracks Down on Protests Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP Photo

Egypt Cracks Down on Protests

Once the savior of the Egyptian people, the military is now battling against them. At least 24 people have died and more than 1,500 have been injured since Egypt’s military forces began trying to clear Cairo's Tahrir Square of protesters Saturday. The demonstrators are demanding that the military hand over power in their longest continuous protest since they ousted Hosni Mubarak from power in February. Parliamentary elections are one week away from their scheduled date, but the Army retains executive power until a presidential election, which will not come until early 2013.

November 21, 2011 6:26 AM