Protesters continue to battle police in Egypt

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Clashes have continued in Egypt with police firing tear gas at demonstrators hurling rocks and broken tiles, as the protesters demanded swift presidential election and an early handover of power by the ruling military. Thousands of people protested outside the interior ministry in Cairo, the capital, accusing the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) of failing to prevent the deaths of 72 people during last week’s football violence. At least 12 people have been killed in clashes in Cairo and Suez since the match in the Mediterranean city of Port Said. “The demand is that the army step down politically and announce the start of nominations for the…

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