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Protests put pressure on Egypt's president Mursi

by Judith Orr
Issue No. 2346

Demonstrators gathered outside Cairo’s high court on Tuesday of this week to protest against the state prosecutor questioning five leading opposition activists.

They are accused of inciting last Friday’s “Restoring Dignity” demonstrations outside the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

President Mursi is under pressure from protests and a growing economic crisis.

So he is clamping down on opposition. There are fears that militias loyal to the Brotherhood are being used to attack demonstrations.

Protesters have targeted police stations and local Brotherhood offices in response.

They insist the demands of the revolution to be met.


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Thu 28 Mar 2013, 13:04 GMT
Issue No. 2346
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