Crisis

Protests In Egypt (PHOTOS)

Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. See photos.

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Tear gas and stones flew between Cairo Police and thousands of protestors in Tahrir Square, Tuesday, as demonstrations against President Mohammad Morsi raged on for the fourth day in a row. At least two civilian protesters have died in the past week since Morsi announced a decree expanding his powers and preventing his decisions from court challenges, and hundreds more have been injured. Tuesday’s violence has made the protest against the Muslim Brotherhood president the worst crisis Egypt has seen since Morsi was elected in June. Though the demonstrations have been mostly concentrated in Tahrir Square, the site of the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, anti-Morsi rage has spread throughout the country. “We don’t want a dictatorship again. The Mubarak regime was a dictatorship. We had a revolution to have justice and freedom,” said one protestor.

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An Egyptian protester recovers from tear gas inhalation on Tuesday  during clashes with the Egyptian Riot Police in Omar Makram street, off Tahrir Square in Cairo. 

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Anti-Morsi protesters run for cover during clashes with riot police at Tahrir Square.

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Egyptian protesters carry large national flags in Tahrir Square.

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Egyptian protesters run for cover during clashes with security forces near Tahrir square, where an opposition rally has been called for to voice rejection of President Morsi's seizure of near absolute power. 

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Riot police use tear gas during clashes with anti-Morsi protesters in Tahrir Square.

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An Egyptian protester attempts to throw back a tear gas canister near Tahrir Square.

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In Tahrir Square, Egyptian protesters shout political slogans against President Mohammed Morsi's decree against legal opposition.

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An Egyptian protester shouts political slogans against President Mohamed Morsi's decree granting himself broad powers as others wave their national flag during a demonstration n Tahrir Square.