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Troops erect barbed wire outside barracks holding Morsi

Troops reportedly erect barbed wire fencing and other barriers around a Republican Guard barracks, where Morsi is said to be holed up, according to a Reuters journalist.

The army, which is also deploying troops at a pro-Morsi rally outside the Rabaa Adaweya Mosque, says it is only securing the area and seeking to protect Morsi from protesters.

A military helicopter flies over the presidential palace as opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. (photo credit: AP/Nariman El-Mofty)
A military helicopter flies over the presidential palace as opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. (photo credit: AP/Nariman El-Mofty)

A military helicopter flies over the presidential palace as opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. (photo credit: AP/Nariman El-Mofty)

Meanwhile, protesters in Tahrir are continuing to chant loudly as fireworks explode all around. A military helicopter recently hovered overhead, eliciting strong cheers from the crowd.

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