5 December 2012

Egypt: Mursi Supporters Force Out Opponents After Scuffles

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has offered to hold dialogue with the opposition as the political crisis in the country is deepening. But ... ( Resource: Egypt's president offers to hold dialogue

Thousands of supporters of President Mohamed Mursi forced out protesters gathered by the presidential palace on Wednesday, taking down their tents.

The president's opponents had announced a sit-in on Tuesday against a constitutional decree issued by Mursi and a draft constitution written by an Islamist-dominated assembly.

Clashes erupted between opponents and supporters earlier where they hurled stones at each other and chanted opposing slogans.

Tension fills areas surrounding the palace now as trucks of pro-Mursi supporters are parked nearby.

Mursi supporters cleared out anti-Mursi slogans written on the walls of the palace, chanting in support of the president and the Muslim Brotherhood, to which he belongs.

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