Police in Cairo clashed with demonstrators who had gathered near the presidental palace. Tens of thousands came out to protest against the draft constitution which they fear will turn Egypt into a state based on Sharia law.
More than 400 Egyptians will face military trials in connection to violence that followed the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi. In recent tribunals, hundreds of Egyptians have been sentenced to death.
15,000 people have marched through the eastern German city of Dresden in an anti-Islamization demonstration. The march was the largest yet for the far-right populist PEGIDA movement.
Workers in Italy demonstrated in large numbers and clashed with police in a nationwide strike on Friday against proposed government reforms. Unions protested a new law that enables firms to easily lay off employees.
Egyptian authorities have arrested dozens of suspected Islamists ahead of the opposition's call for nationwide rallies. Meanwhile, gunmen shot dead a senior army officer and wounded two soldiers in the capital Cairo.
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