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Egyptian court rulings spark protests
Angry Egyptians flooded the streets of Cairo Thursday to protest the Supreme Constitutional Court's controversial twin rulings. The court declared that the country's new Islamist-led parliament must be dissolved, and rejected a parliamentary law barring ex-officials who served under ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak from running for office, allowing Mubarak's last prime minister to make a go at the presidency. Tempers flared as protesters compared to the rulings to a military coup. Said one demonstrator: "We had a revolution and no revolution in the world brings back a tyrannical regime."
A protester chants in Cairo's Tahrir Square: Egyptians are rallying once again, but, this time, against the ruling military council.
A protester chants in Cairo's Tahrir Square: Egyptians are rallying once again, but, this time, against the ruling military council.
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ngry Egyptians flooded the streets of Cairo Thursday to protest the Supreme Constitutional Court's controversial twin rulings. The court declared that the country's new Islamist-led parliament must be dissolved, and rejected a parliamentary law barring ex-officials who served under ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak from running for office, allowing Mubarak's last prime minister to make a go at the presidency. Tempers flared as protesters compared to the rulings to a military coup. Said one demonstrator: "We had a revolution and no revolution in the world brings back a tyrannical regime."

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