Egypt Marks Anniversary of Protests With ... Protests

Protesters accuse Morsi of subverting democracy
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Egypt Marks Anniversary of Protests With ... Protests
Skirmishes break out between protesters and security forces, unseen, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, this morning.   (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Two years after protests began in Cairo that would lead to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, protesters are once again gathering in Tahrir Square, reports the AP. Led by liberals and secularists, the protesters are now demonstrating against President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, which they accuse of threatening Egypt's young democracy. Hundreds of thousands are expected to march in protests across Egypt today.

Police and protesters clashed yesterday and early this morning in Cairo, with demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and firecrackers and police responding with tear gas, reports Reuters. Egyptian officials said 25 people had been hurt since fighting flared yesterday. The Muslim Brotherhood says it will not stage counterprotests in order to avoid increasing the unrest. (More Egypt stories.)

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