Egypt’s military clashes with protesters; 9 killed

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SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers swept into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday, chasing protesters and beating them to the ground with sticks and tossing journalists’ TV cameras off of balconies in the second day of a violent crackdown on antimilitary protesters that has left nine dead and hundreds injured. The violent, chaotic scenes suggested that the military — fresh after the first rounds of parliament elections that it claimed bolstered its status as the country’s rulers — was now determined to stamp out protests by activists demanding it transfer power immediately to civilians. TV footage, pictures and eyewitnesses accounts showed a new level of…

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