Hundreds of Thousands Protesting in Cairo

Demonstrations against Mohamed Morsi call for him to step down as president.
1:35 | 07/01/13

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nation crucial to america in the middle east is seething again, demonstrations growing large. We have more from cairo. Reporter: Moments after the umt may tum was given, helicopters swooped down over protestors who erupted in cheers. Huge excitement. The people feel like the military are behind them and it has given them energy for the protest. They feel like they can now take down the president. Since morsi was elected a year ago, these egyptians say their country has gotten worse. The economy is doing badly. I have much less purchasing power. My business is not doing well. Reporter: They accused the muslim brotherhood when morsi belongs to of imposing their values on their life. They were changing the way we dress, the way we talk and deal in society. Reporter: Egypt gets more than $1.5 billion a year from the u.S. And is a crucial regional ally particularly in this palestinian conflict. Tonight a cabl channel ran a clock counting down the seconds until the ultimatum expires. If no compromise is found before then, egypt could collapse into a bloody civil war. Now we head to russia where

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