Egypt’s leader mulls army takeover of restive city

Egyptian protesters set a government building on fire during clashes with police, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2013. Violence between police and protesters restarted Monday in the restive Suez Canal city of Port Said, as forces lobbed tear gas and birdshots at protesters who throw firebombs at a government complex, setting parts of it on fire. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ramadan)CAIRO (AP) — Officials say the Egyptian president is considering whether to give the military full control of the restive city of Port Said after days of deadly street clashes stoked by excessive force used by riot police.

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