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Cairo gripped by anti-Mursi protests

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Violence has erupted in Egyptian capital Cairo as those opposed to President Mursi’s sweeping new powers marched on the presidential palace.

The demonstration is being called a “last warning.”

Sources within the official residence said Mursi had left the building.

The Islamist leader unleashed a storm of protest with his November 22 decree, which placed the office of president above the law.

One man taking part in the demo said: “The Muslim Brotherhood is now corrupt. They want to impose their laws on the Egyptian people.”

As the crowds voiced their anger, independent and opposition newspapers stopped their presses in protest against the lack of journalistic freedom in the country’s draft constitution.

Divisions in Egypt have only widened since a mass uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011.