27 November 2012

Egypt: Mursi Opponents Rally in Cairo's Tahrir

Photo: Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien
Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.

Cairo — Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square are rallying against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, hours after the President told the nation's top judges that elements of his new decree granting himself more powers and authority must stand.

Morsi's opponents rallied for a fifth day on Tuesday, stepping up calls to scrap this decree, they say threatens Egypt with a new era of autocracy.

The protest called by leftist, liberal and socialist groups marks an escalation of the worst crisis since the Muslim Brotherhood politician was elected in June and exposes the deep divide between newly empowered Islamists and their opponents.

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