Sides clash over Egypt’s leader

Violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square leaves more than 100 hurt

Posted: October 13, 2012 at 3:57 a.m.

A protester hurls a stone Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during clashes between backers and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. More than 100 people were injured in the first such violence since the Islamist president assumed power in late June.

Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt’s new Islamist president clashed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the first such violence since Mohammed Morsi took office more than three months ago, as angry liberal and secular activists accused the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to take over the country.

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