Authorities said clashes between police and Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left seven protesters dead, the worst outbreak of violence in a week as the Islamist leader's ... more 
Authorities said clashes between police and Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left seven protesters dead, the worst outbreak of violence in a week as the Islamist leader's supporters maintain pressure on the military and the interim administration to offer major concessions. Just last month, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood had a lock on Egypt's presidency and parliament.Now, after mass protests backed by the country?s military swept President Mohammed Morsi from power, the organization venerated throughout the Muslim world for its discipline, ministry to the needy and rejection of violence is showing signs of fracturing. Mohamed ElBaradei, A leading egyptian reform advocate, took office as Egypt's interim vice president, reinforcing the role in the new leadership of liberals who are strongly opposed to the deposed president's Muslim Brotherhood. ElBaradei emerged as the top opposition leader in the campaign to oust President Mohammed Morsi, who was toppled by the military on July 3 after four days of huge demonstrations. less 
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