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Egypt's rising tension: 3 Questions with Erin Cunningham

Is there something brewing on the streets of Cairo? We sat down with GlobalPost Correspondent Erin Cunningham to find out.

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Protesters run as they face Egyptian riot Police during clashes on Omar Makram street, off Tahrir Square, on November 28, 2012 in Cairo. Police fired tear gas into Cairo's Tahrir Square, where several hundred protesters spent the night after a mass rally to denounce President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of expanded powers. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

A new round of protesters have hit the streets of Cairo over the last six days. An estimated 200,000 people filled Tahrir Square from Tuesday night into Wednesday. The group is demanding that President Mohamed Morsi rescind the decree that they say gives him dictatorial powers.

Is this just another protest, or is there something greater brewing in Egypt? We sat down with Erin Cunningham, our senior correspondent living in Egypt, to find out more on what's behind the recent clashes. 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121128/egypt-protests-decoded