Anti-riot police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse protesters camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square as Western governments voiced growing concern over Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers.
Egyptian supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi clash in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. Morsi insisted on Friday that Egypt is on the path to "freedom and democracy" after granting himself sweeping powers, which sparked clashes between his supporters and foes and raised concerns abroad.
A hard core of opposition activists had spent the night in the iconic protest hub -- epicentre of the popular uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak last year -- erecting some 30 tents, an AFP correspondent reported.
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