Dozens injured as Egypt protesters clash with police

  • At least one person was shot dead and more than 50 injured on Friday when Egyptian protesters clashed with police outside the presidential palace in Cairo.

    Riot police resorted to tear gas and water cannon to push back the crowds pelting rocks and petrol bombs.

    The protesters accuse President Mohammed Morsi of betraying the 2011 uprising, a claim he has denied.

    In a statement on his Facebook page, the president said that security forces would "act with utmost decisiveness" to protect state institutions, adding that groups behind the violence would be held "politically accountable".

    The protests follow a week of violence in which more than 60 people have been killed.

    The unrest began on 24 January in the capital on the eve of the second anniversary of the revolution and has since spread to several cities.

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