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UNREST Protests Break Out in Cairo Li Muzi / Xinhua / Landov

Protests Break Out in Cairo

Clashes broke out in Cairo Monday night, at the same spot where 42 people were killed in a street battle just one year ago. Hundreds of protesters chanted “the people want to topple the regime” and threw rocks at police, as police fired tear gas and birdshot. An anonymous medical official said that 60 protesters and 10 police officers had been injured, as protesters also tore down a cement block wall in Tahrir Square. The renewed protests have come during the writing of Egypt’s new constitution—many liberals feel the constituent assembly is attempting to include ultraconservative Islamist content.

November 19, 2012 5:37 PM