Egyptians’ rage at leader spills on to streets

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A WAVE of political protest swept across Egypt yesterday as the streets of several cities were filled by opponents of President Mohammed Morsi.

The anniversary of his taking office became a rallying point for the growing anger at the way President Morsi has led the country which has triggered calls for 
fresh elections from opposition groups.

Mr Morsi’s backers insist the opposition to his rule is being orchestrated by allies of predecessor Hosni Mubarak who stood down in 2011 following weeks of protest.

Thousands of people were last night gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo chanting anti-Morsi slogans as the president’s supporters amassed in an eastern district of the city, raising fears the two sides could clash.