5 December 2012

Egypt: Demonstrators Call for Revoking Constitutional Declaration

Scores of thousands of demonstrators besieged on Tuesday 4/12/2012 the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, calling on President Mohamed Morsi to revoke the constitutional declaration and to reform the constituent assembly in a balanced manner with the aim of drawing up a constitution that is agreed on by all citizens.

Many marches took off from different places in Cairo heading for the Presidential Palace "Al-Ittihadeya".

Demonstrators called for revoking constitutional declaration and the draft constitution. They warned against erosion of authority in Egypt.

Security troops that were deployed around the Presidential Palace avoided any clashes with demonstrators, who removed the barbed wires that were placed around the palace.

In parallel, other marches headed for Tahrir Square where other protesters are observing a sit in for the thirteen day running.

Many other demonstrations rejecting the constitutional declaration were held in other governorates chanting slogans urging the President to revoke the constitutional declaration and to suspend the referendum on the constitution on December 15.

This came at the time when the official spokesman of the armed forces denied reports that the armed forces have pushed troops to secure the Presidential palace.

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