Egypt Islamists rally despite protest law

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Associated Press

 CAIRO (AP) - Hundreds of Islamist demonstrators are taking to the streets in cities across Egypt, days after a disputed protest law was adopted and police forcefully broke up unauthorized gatherings.

Today's demonstrations appear to be a test for the authorities who adopted the contentious bill partially to stop the near-daily gatherings organized by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Morsi was ousted by the military in July, following mass demonstrations calling for his resignation.
Since the law was first enforced Sunday, security forces have broken up several protests forcefully. Clashes in a student demonstration left one dead yesterday.
And the Interior Ministry has warned that security forces will deal "firmly" with "illegal" protests organized by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group.

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