1 Dead, 40 Hurt in Egypt Riot
Protesters stormed a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 25, 2012 4:15 PM CST
An Egyptian protester runs during clashes with security forces, not pictured, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.    (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

(Newser) – Security officials say rioters have stormed a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters building in northern Egypt, and a teenager protester was killed. It was the first death in three days of street battles after a power grab by the country's president. A 15-year-old died and 40 people were injured in the clash between protesters and police late today in the town of Damanhoor in the Nile delta, according to security officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

The demonstrators are protesting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's decree granting himself immunity from judicial review as well as other measures neutralizing the nation's judges. Egypt's stock market plummeted nearly 10% today, the first day of trading since Morsi's assumption of extra powers.

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HANKHILL
Nov 26, 2012 8:25 AM CST
come on savages you can do better than that!
GeorgeL
Nov 25, 2012 9:53 PM CST
And we thought things were so bad under Sadat and Mubarak. If Morsi gets his way there will be an Islamist government in Egypt, styled after the one in Iran. And we still give them billions of dollars just to keep them from attacking Israel again.
vjh
Nov 25, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Someone needs to read their history...Robespierre expanded the power of the Committee of Public Safety to "protect the revolution"... not long after.. his own head was rolling from the guillotine...