Clashes in Cairo After Sisi Announces Bid for Egypt's Presidency

A face-off in the streets of Cairo. Tension mounts as students clash with police. Tear gas is fired. It's the first protest since military head, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, announced he will run for president. And with this announcement comes risks of escalating political divisions. Tensions in Egypt have risen—as a crackdown by the military backed government on the Muslim Brotherhood continues. Recently 529 Brotherhood members were sentenced to death.

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