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Security forces surround Egypt's parliament
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court formally dissolved parliament Friday, and security forces have reportedly surrounded the building in order to keep anyone — including any lawmakers — from entering the chambers without official notice. This comes as frustrations escalate over Thursday's court rulings that invalidated the country's first democratically elected legislature and rejected a law that would keep ex-officials who served under ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak from running for office. Riot police are setting up throughout the city to prepare for expected violent protests.
 
Egyptian soldiers stand guard as Tahrir Square is reopened to the public: An anonymous general admitted that the military subjected arrested women to "virginity checks" after the protests in Cairo.
Egyptian soldiers stand guard as Tahrir Square is reopened to the public: An anonymous general admitted that the military subjected arrested women to "virginity checks" after the protests in Cairo.
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gypt's Supreme Constitutional Court formally dissolved parliament Friday, and security forces have reportedly surrounded the building in order to keep anyone — including any lawmakers — from entering the chambers without official notice. This comes as frustrations escalate over Thursday's court rulings that invalidated the country's first democratically elected legislature and rejected a law that would keep ex-officials who served under ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak from running for office. Riot police are setting up throughout the city to prepare for expected violent protests.
 

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