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Zeinab El Gundy, Mostafa Ali, and Osman El Sharnoubi

Thousands Fill Tahrir on Friday to Protest Morsi's New 'Dictatorial Powers'

[Clashes between protesters and security forces on Mohamed Mahmoud street. Image originally posted to Flickr by Zeinab Mohamed.]

By Friday night, the number of the protesters, who began arriving in Tahrir Square for "Eyes of Freedom" Friday throughout the morning, had reached tens of thousands after rallies from Talaat Harb Street, Shubra, Sayyida Zeinab, and Mustafa Mahmoud Square in Giza reached Tahrir. While many protesters had started leaving the square, others were just arriving. For one, Ultras football fans arrived in torrents at sundown, adding thousands to the square. Protesters ...

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