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A second revolution?

As protests escalate in Egypt, Morsi's opponents try to force his exit

By Rachel Aspden  

A memorial for those that died in the Egyptian revolution (photo: Fiver Löcker)

On Tuesday night, trails of tear gas curled over the tens of thousands of protesters surrounding Egypt’s presidential palace. “No to Islamic dictatorship,” “leave, Morsi, leave,” the crowd chanted. As security forces withdrew, protesters swarmed forward, covering the walls of the palace in revolutionary slogans and graffiti: “By order of the revolution, consigned to the dustbin of history,” read one. With the protest escalating, President Mohamed Morsi hurriedly left the palace by a back…

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