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Morsi decree stokes turmoil: ElBaradei

‘NEW PHARAOH’:The Nobel Peace Prize laureate said the president’s assumption of extraordinary powers risks a cycle of violence and intervention by the military

AP, CAIRO

One of his most controversial edicts gives him the right to take any steps to stop “threats to the revolution,” vague wording that activists say harkens back to Mubarak-era emergency laws.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in nationwide protests on Friday, sparking clashes between anti and pro-Morsi crowds in several cities that left more than 200 people wounded. On Saturday, new clashes broke out in the southern city of Assiut. Morsi opponents and members of the Muslim Brotherhood swung sticks and threw stones at each other outside the offices of the Brotherhood’s political party, leaving at least seven injured.

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