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Forty-one hurt as Egypt’s liberals and Islamists clash
Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad | Reuters
12:14 p.m. EDT, October 12, 2012
CAIRO (Reuters) – Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi clashed in Cairo on Friday in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.
Islamists and their opponents threw stones, bottles and petrol bombs, and some fought hand-to-hand, showing how feelings still run high between the rival groups trying to shape the new Egypt after decades of autocracy, even though the streets have generally been calmer since Mursi’s election in June.
The state news agency cited a doctor at a hospital near Tahrir saying 41 people had been injured.
A government is in place, but Islamists and liberals are at loggerheads over the drafting of the new constitution, which must be agreed before a new parliament can be elected.