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Police, protesters clash in Egypt’s Suez one-day after nine killed
Egyptian protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police in the capital, Cairo on January 25, 2013.
Egyptian protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police in the capital, Cairo on January 25, 2013.
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:45PM
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Fresh clashes have erupted between security forces and protesters in Egypt’s city of Suez, a day after nine people were killed in similar clashes


Witnesses said Saturday that riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters angry at what they call Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s failure to fulfill his campaign promises.

The protesters staged the demonstration one day after nine people were shot dead on Friday, which was the second anniversary of the 2011 revolution that toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

They tried to attack the city’s main police station. However, their attempt was thwarted by police forces.

Similar clashes also broke out in the capital city of Cairo as security guards tried to disperse demonstrators on the streets near the Liberation Square.

Meanwhile, the National Salvation Front, Egypt's main opposition party, has threatened to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections if the president does not find a “comprehensive solution” to the ongoing crisis in the country.

The opposition says it will “not participate in the next parliamentary elections,” if Morsi fails to create a “national salvation” government.

On Friday, thousands of Egyptians staged demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Port Said, and many other cities and towns to call on President Mohamed Morsi, who took office in June 2012, to fulfill his promises

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