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Egyptian Protesters Rally on Mubarak Ouster Anniversary

Egyptian protesters took to the streets of Cairo Monday, airing their frustrations with President Mohamed Morsi's government on the second anniversary of former leader Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

Demonstrators marched towards Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace in the capital, where violent protests have frequently been staged against Mr. Morsi.

Several carried banners calling for a revolution, while others chanted for the end of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Earlier in the day, protesters briefly blocked trains in a central Cairo subway station.



Tahrir Square was the epicenter of the 18-day uprising that forced Mr. Mubarak to step down and end his nearly 30-year rule.

The revolution brought a new government, but protesters have rallied against Mr. Morsi's policies, saying he and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters are betraying the spirit of the 2011 uprising.

Protesters are calling for a new unity government, with the country's largely secularist opposition seeking seats in the Cabinet.

The president's allies have resisted that demand, saying the opposition is trying to gain power that it could not win through elections.

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