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Dozens Hurt In Street Clashes Across Egypt
Protesters have marched in the streets chanting slogans against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in cities across Egypt.
A few hundred people attacked the presidential palace in Cairo with petrol bombs and rocks.
Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, many of whom had to be taken to hospital after suffering from suffocation.
In Alexandria, Egypt's second city, dozens of protesters threw stones at police.
Earlier on Friday, a few thousand people marched around the city. The clashes took place in front of one of the city's main police stations.
At least 45 people were hurt during the day across the country, medical sources at the health ministry said.
Two officers and three soldiers of the Republic Guard were wounded in clashes, the state news agency MENA reported.
Protests erupted last month over what demonstrators saw as Mr Morsi's attempts to monopolise power as well as wider political and economic grievances.
The main opposition alliance signed an agreement with the ruling Muslim Brotherhood last week rejecting violence and had not officially called for marches on Friday.
But distrust of Mr Morsi and of the Muslim Brotherhood - as well as a sense of political and economic malaise - continue to bring people into the streets across Egypt, however the number of protests has declined in recent weeks.