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Egyptians turn out in their thousands to call on President Mursi to resign


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Egyptians turn out in their thousands to call on President Mursi to resign

A night of massive protests, the like Egypt has not seen since the Arab Spring uprising.

Young revolutionaries united with liberal and leftist opposition parties in a huge show of defiance on the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi’s rule.

Seven people are said to have died in sporadic violence.

“We are the people who have suffered from the Muslim Brotherhood in power. We will resist until they leave our country and take their injustice with them,” said one woman protester.

“This is a revolution to put things in order. The day will come when the law will be restored for those of us who see nothing has changed since the Mubarak era,” added another.

Supporters of President Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood held their own rallies earlier on Sunday. But opposition activists say they won’t leave Tahrir Square in Cairo until Mursi resigns.

euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim said:

“The demonstrations which the opposition promised millions would show their support are now a reality with Egyptians of all ages taking part. All of them are now waiting to see how the president will respond to such a huge turn out.”

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