Conflict & Justice

Tanks Around Cairo Palace

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Members of the Republican Guard move barbed wire barricades to close a road leading to the presidential palace in Cairo, December 6, 2012. Egypt's Republican Guard restored order around the presidential palace on Thursday after fierce overnight clashes killed seven people, but passions ran high in a struggle over the country's future. Hundreds of supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi who had camped out near the palace overnight withdrew before a mid-afternoon deadline set by the Republican Guard. Dozens of Mursi's foes remained, but were kept away by a barbed wire barricade guarded by tanks. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

Egyptian soldiers have surrounded the presidential palace in Cairo with barbed wire and tanks, after ordering all protesters to leave. It's the latest escalation in tensions between Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi and his opponents.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, who is in Cairo.

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