Nine Injured in Egypt Clashes

    Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.  Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president made a partial concession overnight but refused its main demand he rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. 15. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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    Nine people were injured on Tuesday when masked gunmen opened fire and threw gas bombs at the protesters in Tahrir Square—while President Mohamed Morsi’s main opposition called for more demonstrations in the wake of the constitutional vote this weekend. For the first time since protests started on Nov. 23, police cars surrounded the capital, and supporters of Morsi’s Islamist regime began arriving in the area. Protests erupted after Morsi announced plans to ban all legal opposition, and although he has backtracked on that decree, demonstrations have continued as the government prepares for a snap referendum on the Constitution.

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