Clashes erupt across Egypt

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Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo

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Nearly 50 people died in weekend clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's military, as media outlets on Sunday hailed rallies urging the army chief to run for the presidency.

Three years after Egyptians rose up to demand the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday chanted slogans backing another military man, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as police clashed with Islamists and activists elsewhere.

The health ministry said 49 people were killed when security forces moved to disperse protests across the country by supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising. (AP)

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