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CAIRO, (AP) – Hundreds of supporters and opponents of Egypt’s deposed leader have clashed in front of a court considering whether to remove his name from government institutions.

Police and judicial officials said about 200 people carrying pictures of Hosni Mubarak and 300 opponents threw stones and water bottles at each other Thursday before police and soldiers intervened.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media, said several people were slightly injured.

The supporters say Mubarak is a hero of the 1973 war with Israel and deserves respect. Opponents blame him to political repression and corruption during his decades in office.

The court adjourned without making a decision until April 14.

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