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Egypt Islamists chase opposition away

2012-12-05 19:34

Cairo - Several thousand supporters of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday chased opposition protesters from a camp they had set up outside the presidential palace in Cairo, an AFP correspondent said.

The Islamists rallied to the call of the Muslim Brotherhood, chanting "the people want to cleanse the square" of opposition demonstrators, and "Morsi has legitimacy".

Minor clashes involving stone-throwing took place before the secular-leaning opposition protesters - who had besieged the building in their tens of thousands on Tuesday - fled the area, an AFP photographer said.