4 December 2012

Egypt: Clashes Outside Egypt Presidential Palace in Cairo

Cairo — Opposition forces rally together in Tahrir Square as others join thousands-strong march on presidential palace to denounce President Morsi's 22 November decree and draft constitution.

Several thousand protesters had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Morsi, "the people want the downfall of the regime," chanted the protesters. A few other hundred protesters gathered earlier near Morsi's house in a suburb east of Cairo, chanting slogans against him and against the Muslim Brotherhood.

Police closed the road to stop them from coming any closer, a security official said. According to some reports, Morsi left the presidential palace earlier on Tuesday.

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