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Cairo Protests Turn Violent

Opponents of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi fought with members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The outbreak of street violence, which reportedly left 41 injured,  was the largest and angriest clash between these rival camps since Morsi took office. The Islamists faced off against liberals and so-called soccer “hooligans,” throwing stones and bottles at each other, and sometimes engaging in hand-to-hand brawls. Police didn’t intervene. The specific catalyst for this riot: A court ruling last week that acquitted former Egyptian officials who had ordered a camel and horseback charge against protesters leading last year’s uprising to oust Hosni Mubarak.

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