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Millions take to Egypt’s streets in fatal protests

July 2, 2013

Five protesters died last night as millions of Egyptians tried to force from office the country’s first democratically elected President in the biggest protests the country has seen.

Rival protests took over entire neighbourhoods of Cairo and ten cities across Egypt, with supporters and opponents of President Morsi marking the first anniversary of his inauguration.

At Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, near the centre of the capital, pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters armed themselves with lengths of pipe and clubs, vowing to defend the city from opposition marches due to arrive from the suburbs last night.

Read the full story in The Times

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