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Protests against Egyptian prez Morsi continue for second day

Cairo: Protesters seeking to force Egypt's president from office are gearing up for a second day of action, after hundreds of thousands thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around the country and marched on the presidential palace.

Some spent the night in dozens of tents pitched at the capital's central Tahrir Square and the palace, positions organisers say they will hold until Mohammed Morsi resigns. Protesters are calling widespread labour strikes to start Monday, although unions have yet to give a read out regarding how much they plan to participate.

Graffiti depicting Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi with an Arabic writing that reads: "Leave, right" covers an outer wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. AP

Graffiti depicting Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi with an Arabic writing that reads: "Leave, right" covers an outer wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. AP

Aside from renewed presence at Tahrir and the palace, organizers are also calling for a sit-in at the Cabinet building, interim parliament, and another presidential site where Morsi was staying during Sunday's rally.

 

Associated Press

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