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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 - 12:12
Protests across Egypt as pressure piles on Morsi
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Tens of thousands packed Tahrir Square to protest a power grab by Mohamed Morsi, piling pressure on Egypt's Islamist president as he faces his most divisive crisis since taking power in June.

The huge turnout in the iconic square in the heart of Cairo, as well as in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and most of Egypt's 27 provinces, marked the largest mobilisation yet against the president.

Elsewhere in the country, protesters enraged by Morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping powers attacked three regional headquarters belonging to the president's Muslim Brotherhood movement, a security official said.

In Tahrir, protesters who had voted for Morsi in the election joined forces with die-hard opponents of the Islamist.

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