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Islamists take to Egypt streets in defiant protest

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CAIRO — Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets today across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country’s bloodshed earlier this week.

The landmark Tahrir Square in Cairo, where dozens of anti-Brotherhood protesters have been camped out for weeks, was heavily blockaded by tanks and barbed wire to prevent the Islamist marchers getting…

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