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URGENT: Thousands Storm The Presidential Palace In Egypt...

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Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi battled security forces near his palace in Cairo and the Islamist leader warned them to withdraw, as the clashes threatened a day-old agreement to end a wave of violence.

Protesters yesterday threw Molotov cocktails at the palace walls, while security forces fired tear gas and water cannons to keep them away. One protester was killed near the presidential palace and 52 injured in Cairo and rest of country yesterday during clashes, Dr. Ahmed al-Ansary, an official with the health ministry, said in a telephone interview.

Mursi said demonstrators breached the compound, and urged opposition groups that organized the rallies to call them off. The continuing protests in the capital and other cities call into question how much control the groups that signed the accord have over street activists. Read more via Bloomberg...

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