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Islamists Protest In Egypt Over Detained Women

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November 08, 2013 AT 9:21 AM
Supporters of Egypt's toppled president Mohammed Morsi clashed with opponents Friday as security forces fired tear gas to break up their demonstrations over detained female protesters, part of an effort to draw wider support for their dwindling rallies. Meanwhile, the panel rewriting Egypt's constitution approved an amendment abolishing the upper house of the country's parliament, a decision that ultimately will rest with the country's voters. Egypt has seen near-daily protests across the country since a July 3 popularly backed military coup ousted Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood-backed government from power.