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Egypt Passes Anti-Protest Law

The Egyptian government has reportedly passed a “repressive” new law to curb protests, which will reportedly require police permission before any group can assemble. The law was signed Sunday as thousands of supports of ousted former President Mohamed Morsi gathered in Cairo and several other cities—and amid reports of tear gas being fired onto protesters. Human rights groups in Egypt already rejected the law, saying it will “criminalize all forms of peaceful assembly.” However, government sources said the law had actually be watered down from seven days notice for protests to three days’ notice.