Egypt protesters scuffle after chants anger some

Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — A scuffle has broken out between groups of several hundred protesters in Cairo after chants against the new Islamist president angered some in the crowd.

Activists called Friday's protest to demand more action from President Mohammed Morsi after his first 100 days in office. Groups also want greater diversity on the panel tasked with writing Egypt's new constitution. The panel is packed with Islamists, including members of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Witnesses say protesters were chanting Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square against Morsi when people stormed the stage, angered by the perceived insults to the president.

Brotherhood members are also in the square, demanding judicial independence following acquittals for 24 loyalists of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of manslaughter and attempted murder against protesters during last year's revolt.

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