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Egyptians protest after court rulings
Crowds rally against decisions to dissolve parliament and approve presidential candidacy of Ahmed Shafik.
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 12:54

Cairo, Egypt - In two decisions on the same day, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated parliament must be dissolved, and that former officials in the administration of ousted President Hosni Mubarak - ie: former prime minister Ahmed Shafik - should be allowed to stand for president.

The way in which the ruling was reached was quickly taken by much of the crowd waiting outside the court as endorsing the country's military rulers - past and present - sparking protests within the gathering, which surged towards a barbed wire barricade.

"The message of this historic verdict is that the era of political score-settling has ended," Shafik told supporters.

But the protesters remained unconvinced, with many saying that the judiciary had been expected to rule in favour of the establishment.

"I think all the judges ... they don't rule from their heads; they rule from the head of the army," 18-year-old engineering student Mohammed Maher told Al Jazeera.

"The son of a rich man becomes rich, and the son of a poor man stays poor."


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Protesters separated from military police and security force by barbed wire. Their progress was halted by military and police vehicles.


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Protesters chant, opposing Ahmed Shafik's candidacy, outside Cairo's Constitutional Court.


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A protester rests under anti-Shafik posters outside the court.


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Protesters holds a Shafik poster with the text: "Down with Mubarak's state".


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There were many women among the crowd of protesters.


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Protesters chant for "justice" as they face-off with security forces across coils of barbed wire.


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A self-cuffed man joined the screams "for justice" at an army cordon near the court.


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Army soldiers on an APC film and monitor the situation outside the court.


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"Vote Shafik and go back to the past", read this man's poster - complete with the keyboard shortcut for the "undo" command.


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A man carries a poster merging the faces of Ahmed Shafik and Hosni Mubarak into one, with "Ahmed Mubarak" written underneath.


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Protester takes shelter from the midday heat on a tree branch outside the court.


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Protesters face-off with security forces, separated from each other by a coil of barbed wire.


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Another poster merges the faces of Shafik and Mubarak, with the text: "Shafik is Mubarak."


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This protester called for an election boycott during the protests outside the court.


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Protesters waved their shoes in defiance in response to the court decision.



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