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Egypt’s police protest against Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO — Thousands of low-ranking police officers on strike across Egypt refused orders to work Thursday and protested what they say is the politicization of the force in favor of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood party.

The strike, in its fourth day, is a rare show of defiance by police officers against their superiors. It threatens to unravel a security force weakened by two years of unrest after the ouster of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

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