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.
Legal sources in Egypt say a court in Cairo has jailed at least 119 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group was convicted in relation to violence after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi.
One month before the presidential elections protests against the government are increasing in Egypt. The activists demand more rights and the release of political prisoners.
Egypt's election commission has said presidential elections will be held May 26 and 27. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who orchestrated last year's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, is the frontrunner.
Clashes between protesters and Egyptian security forces have left several people dead, including a reporter. Islamist demonstrators were rallying against the presidential bid of ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
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