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Violence continues on Cairo streets - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egyptian soldiers have clashed with hundreds of protesters for a third straight day, pelting each other with stones in the heart of the capital, Cairo.

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros, reporting from Cairo on Sunday, described the scene at Tahrir Square, where fighting raged the day before, as "pretty calm", but said clashes continued to erupt near the parliament building.

"What the military have essentially done is created a concrete barrier to block the enterance into that street to stop the protesters coming from Tahrir Square and continuing with their sit in," she said. 

"The protesters, of course, not happy with the situation. They're telling us they have a right to peacefully demonstrate in front of a government building.

"The skirmishes are taking place...across that concrete wall between the military and the protesters."

The violence began on Friday when one

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