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October 12, 2012 1:25 pm

Muslim Brotherhood Opponents and Supporters Clash in Tahrir Square

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AP – CAIRO – For the first time since Egypt’s new Islamist president took office, his supporters clashed with liberal and leftist protesters in Cairo, storming a stage erected by the opposition activists, smashing loudspeakers and tearing the structure down during competing rallies Friday.

The mass demonstration, “Accountability Friday,” was organized by more than 21 political groups against what they claimed was President Mohammed Morsi’s failure to fulfill his promises for social justice and democratic reforms. Clashes erupted between pro-Muslim Brotherhood activists and their opponents.

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