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April 21, 2012 9:00 am

Tens of Thousands Protest in Cairo, Secular Egyptians Fear Muslim Brotherhood Rise

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Protestor waving the Egyptian flag. Photo: wiki commons.

Houston Chronicle/AP – Egypt’s Islamist and secular forces sought to relaunch the street uprising against Egypt’s ruling military Friday, packing Cairo’s Tahrir Square with tens of thousands of protesters in the biggest rally in months and accusing the generals of manipulating upcoming presidential elections to preserve their power.

But attempts by protest organizers to form a united front against the military were blocked by competing agendas. The protest was riven by distrust and resentments that have grown between Islamists and liberals during the rocky, military-run transition process since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak more than a year ago.

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