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Morsi Points Fingers at “Enemies” as Two Die in Clashes between Supporters, Opponents

In a televised speech on Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi lashed out at what he called “enemies of Egypt” for fomenting the unrest that has brought thousands for Egyptians to the streets during the past month demanding his resignation. Meanwhile, two people were killed and hundreds wounded as his supporters and detractors did battle in Cairo. The raucous demonstrations underscored fear that a major protest set for this weekend could ignite the worst violence yet. This week, the head of the army threatened to send troops in to restore calm if the demonstrators and government could not settle their differences. In addition to blaming his opponents for the unrest in the streets, he blamed hold-overs from the Mubarak administration for preventing progress during his first year in office.