Egyptians riot, burn cars, claiming vote fraud

November 29, 2010 20:10

CAIRO — Egyptian protesters clashed with police Monday, setting fire to cars, tires and two schools used as polling stations in riots sparked by alleged widespread fraud by the ruling party in Egypt's parliamentary elections.

The Muslim Brotherhood acknowledged it had been heavily defeated, blaming vote rigging.Riots broke out in several Egyptian cities a day after the voting, and in some places police fired tear gas to disperse protesters.

Egypt's opposition says the government of this top US ally was using the election to secure a complete monopoly over parliament and prevent dissent ahead of more significant presidential elections next year.

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