Egyptian security forces clash with university students in front of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Lobna Tarek, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT
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Police clashed Friday with Islamists protesting against a decision by ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stand for president, state media said, underlining Egypt's deep polarization.Supporters of deposed President Mohammad Morsi took to the streets in Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities to vent their anger at Sisi who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago. In Fayum, clashes erupted between Morsi supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader, with security forces intervening to stop the fighting, MENA said, without giving details.Supporter of the widely-popular presidential hopeful, who toppled Morsi after massive streets protests against his turbulent one-year rule, were also out on the street to celebrate his candidacy.Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood rejected Sisi's candidacy outright and a coalition of his supporters had called for Friday's protests.
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