Egyptian President Mursi has refused to take back a decree that granted him sweeping powers, and the opposition is taking to the street in protest.
A number of men put on trial for sexually assaulting women on Cairo's Tahrir Square during various public rallies in recent years have been jailed for long terms by an Egyptian court. Five were given life sentences.
About 2,000 Islamists have rallied in Cairo. In Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria police fired tear gas to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters when they clashed with counterprotesters, a security official said.
The residents of Cairo's Gamaliya district are very proud of former Egyptian army chief and presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. He grew up there, but remains a stranger to many of his old companions.
Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's seizure of powers held a sit-in in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Morsi told fellow Islamists at a rally Friday that he was maintaining "political stability."
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