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August 25, 2012 10:00 am

Egyptians Rally in Cairo and Alexandria Against Morsi

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Egypt's President-Elect Mohamed Morsi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Fox News/AP – Several thousand Egyptians rallied Friday in the first significant protests against the country’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him and his Muslim Brotherhood group of trying to monopolize power.

The main protest in Cairo, which began in the capital’s landmark Tahrir Square and marched to the presidential palace from several locations, drew a fall smaller turnout than the mass demonstrations that helped topple Morsi’s predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, or the later rallies against the council of generals that took power after Mubarak’s fall.

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