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Mursi supporters rally in Cairo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 00:45

July 11 - Thousands crowd Cairo's Tahrir Square in support of newly elected President Mohamed Mursi and his challenge to generals. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of protesters crowded Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday (July 10) after Egypt's Islamist-led parliament reconvened, summoned by new President Mohamed Mursi in an open challenge to the generals who dissolved it last month. The supreme court swiftly ruled the newly elected, Islamist president had acted illegally in summoning the assembly, heightening a confrontation between the newly elected head of state and an establishment that once served Hosni Mubarak. The legislature, dominated by Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and allies, was dismissed by the army in line with a Supreme Constitutional Court ruling last month, days before Mursi's election. Mursi is the first civilian leader of Egypt in 60 years. Protesters descended on central Cairo insisting that the new president should have the final word.

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Mursi supporters rally in Cairo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 00:45