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Cairo in uproar over Mursi's plan to rule by decree


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Cairo in uproar over Mursi's plan to rule by decree

Cairo is in uproar following President Mursi’s announcement that he will rule by decree until a new parliament is installed.
Our correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim is in the Egyptian capital:

“The protest transformed into running battle between police and demonstrators on Mohammed Mahmud Street. At least ten people have been injured and rushed to hospital. Police are firing tear gas rounds in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
Protesters say the demonstrations will escalate in coming hours and continue into the night.
Egyptian security forces have formed a cordon around the Interior Ministry to prevent the crowds from moving on the government building.”

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