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Fresh clashes between Egypt police and protesters

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There have been fresh clashes between police and protesters in the Egyptian capital.

Hundreds of youths fought pitched-battles with security forces in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday morning in scenes reminiscent of the 18-day uprising which toppled Hosni Mubarak from three decades of power.

Egypt’s first democratic elections in just over a week is being marred over ground rules for a draft constitution that could leave the army free of civilian control.

The army won popular support for it role in Mubarak’s overthrow but there is a growing fear that ruling generals want to continue to wield power once a new government is sworn in.

At least two people died in fighting on Saturday with nearly 700 others hurt.