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Cairo braces for dueling protests
Egyptian riot police stand guard as protesters demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Dec. 7.
Egyptian riot police stand guard as protesters demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Dec. 7.
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ine Egyptians were injured on Tuesday as gunmen shot at people camping out in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest President Mohamed Morsi's efforts to push through a constitution written by his Islamist supporters. Opposition leaders called for a fresh day of massive street demonstrations to persuade Morsi to postpone a planned Dec. 15 referendum on the constitution. The protesters planned to converge on Morsi's presidential palace. Cairo police braced for possible clashes with counter-demonstrators, as the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood was reportedly pushing for two "million-man" marches — with the slogan, "Yes to legitimacy" — in support of Morsi and the referendum.

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