Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 1, 2013, 6:36 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Opposition forces called for massive protests and marches against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood across the country today, accusing them of using former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal methods of oppressing protesters. They demand a new Constitution based on national consensus, and an end to Brotherhood domination of the state.
They are also protesting against the state of emergency declared by Morsy in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia. The president made the move as increasingly violent clashes between protesters and police swept through the nation following demonstrations marking the anniversary of the 25 January revolution. At least 53 have been killed and nearly 2,000 injured in the clashes over the past week.
Demonstrators at the palace raised banners with images of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser that read, "Abdel Nasser said it a long time ago: Brothers should not be trusted." Other signs read, "Hamas, Brothers, Qatar, America are the enemies of the Egyptian people," and "Rescue Egypt from the supreme guide's rule."
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