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Egypt: 'Tahrir remains symbolic'

Egyptian protesters have vowed continued defiance against a decree granting President Mohammed Mursi wide-ranging new powers.

Mr Mursi has said the decree will be limited in scope, and his backers say the decree is needed to protect the gains of the revolution against a judiciary with ties to the Mubarak era.

Hisham Kassem, publisher and political analyst, told the BBC that "Tahrir remains symbolic of the anger and protest".

  • 28 Nov 2012
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