1 December 2012

Egypt: Thousands Rally in Support of Morsi

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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gather outside the Supreme Constitutional Court during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court suspended its work on Sunday, following protests against the court.

Cairo — Tens of thousands of protesters have once again filled the streets of Cairo, this time they are there in support of President Mohammed Morsi and a controversial draft constitution set for a national referendum.

Demonstrators gathered outside Cairo Universityand elsewhere, waving flags, raising banners and demanding the implementation of the new draft constitution; "The people want the implementation of God's law" and "Yes to Islamic law".

The rally has been organized by the Muslim Brotherhood as a demonstration that anti-Morsi protesters who took to the streets last week do not represent the opinions of most Egyptians.

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Thousand Gather in Cairo to Express Support for Mursi

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gather outside the Supreme Constitutional Court during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court suspended its work on Sunday, following protests against the court.

Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Cairo to show their support for President Mohammed Mursi and a controversial draft constitution set for a national referendum. Read more »