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Police fire teargas at protesters

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 00:53

Nov. 21 - Egyptian protesters clash with police, hurling stones at army forces who fire canisters of teargas in return. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Protesters clashed with police on the streets of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria late on Sunday (November 20). Protesters in the neighbourhood of Smouha pelted police with stones, who fired canisters teargas in a bid to disperse the angry crowds. At least 12 people were killed in clashes between security forces and crowds protesting against Egypt's ruling military council in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. With just a week before voting in the first free parliamentary election in decades, the confrontations in the capital Cairo and other cities raised worries about how smooth voting will be. Egyptians will elect a new parliament in a staggered vote that starts on Nov. 28, but even when the assembly is picked, presidential powers remain with the army until a presidential poll, which may not happen until late 2012 or early 2013. Protesters want a much swifter transition.

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Police fire teargas at protesters

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 00:53