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Egypt standoff goes on after mass demos

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 01:07

July 1 - Egyptian protesters remain in Tahrir Square and near the presidential palace, vowing not to leave until President Mohamed Mursi steps down. Jessica Gray reports.

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For many Egyptians, the demonstrations have just begun. Hundreds remained in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Monday, a day after the biggest nation-wide protest since the 2011 revolution. Many are angry that President Mohamed Mursi has failed to fix Egypt's economy after a year in office. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) OPPONENT OF EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED MURSI, MONA WAFA, SAYING: "We staged a revolution against a situation that was so much better than the one we are in now. But now the situation is much worse, so it's only natural that the number of people complaining about the situation before, has now doubled." Hundreds more are staging a sit-in at the main presidential palace, with this man vowing not to leave until "the nightmare is over and the people's demands are met." Mursi, who is Egypt's first democratically elected leader, stayed out of sight on Sunday. According to a spokesman, he promised to address some mistakes and open a dialogue but showed no signs he was prepared to leave.

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Egypt standoff goes on after mass demos

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 01:07