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Egypt's state-run newspaper accused the US of spreading anarchy. The Muslim Brotherhood backed the military's position on US-sponsored pro-democracy groups. A Salafist preacher called for Egypt to replace US aid with local donations. The government slated presidential elections for May.
The Egyptian military cancelled a meeting with US lawmakers after the US warned that Egypt's prosecution of nongovernmental groups could threaten $1.3 billion in annual US military aid. The US said it was working "at every level" to resolve the dispute.
Protesters and police clashed for a fifth day outside Cairo's security headquarters. The head of the ruling military council called for a quick move to presidential elections. Democracy activists reacted to the announcement of criminal trials for NGO workers.