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Egyptian Reformers Take to Streets to Oppose a 5th Term for Mubarak

Egypt’s fledgling political reform movement tried to extend its reach nationally on Wednesday by organizing demonstrations in 14 major cities from Aswan to Alexandria, but huge numbers of riot policemen and scores of detentions ensured that the gatherings were either minuscule or did not materialize. In Cairo more than 30 truckloads of policemen in riot gear blocked the streets around the Supreme Court downtown, the intended site of the demonstration, with plainclothes officers dispersing the first demonstrators to arrive by forcing taxis to halt, shoving the protesters inside and ordering the drivers to move along.Full Story

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