Four die as Egypt protests spread

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FOUR people were shot dead yesterday and 174 injured as a million protested across Egypt in a bid to overthrow President Mohamed Morsi.

The killings came in Nile Valley towns Beni Suef and Assiut when fighting broke out with supporters of his Islamic regime on the anniversary of him winning power.

In Cairo, protesters fired guns and threw petrol bombs at the ruling Muslim Brotherhood’s HQ.

By last night, 200,000 people including women, children and the elderly were chanting “get out!” and waving flags in the capital’s Tahrir Square.

Morsi was Egypt’s first freely elected leader after dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011. He has three years left in office and refuses to go.

Unrest has built up amid economic and political chaos and high crime.

Eleven people, including an American, have died in the past week.

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