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    Protests in Egypt: Your experiences

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     arasquare photographed violent clashes that erupted amongst the Egyptian people in Tahrir Square in response to President Mohamed Morsi's announcement of a new constitutional declaration that gives him more power. He says he is opposed to Morsi' new declaration, which he says gives the President sweeping power. 'I don't want another dictator,’ he said. ‘I protested against Mubarak and the Military Council because they were dictators, so I will continue protesting against Morsi if it keeps him from following their footsteps.’
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    Violent clashes continue between protesters and security forces for the fifth consecutive day. Hundreds of thousands rallied in Tahrir square against the new constitutional declaration issued by president Morsi that gives him sweeping powers. At first, the clashes were concentrated in Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir square and did not affect the protesters there until security forces attacked the square from the side of Qasr El Einy street. This attack caused the situation to escalated and lead to violent clashes. Security forces fired birdshot and tear gas while protesters fought back using rocks and molotov cocktails. Hundreds were injured. Many were suffocated by the tear gas while others were injured by birdshot pellets. Field hospitals were set at different points in the square to provide treatment for the injured.

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