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Egyptian opposition to continue protests

11-27-2012 04:35 BJT

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Egyptian opposition groups say protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square will continue until President Mohamed Morsi’s decree granting him extra powers is reversed.

Several thousand mourners marched through central Cairo on Monday for the funeral of Egyptian activist Gaber Salah on Monday. The teenaged protester was killed during clashes with police last week.

Opposition groups are preparing for another round of protests on Tuesday. The Muslim Brotherhood had been calling on Morsi’s supporters to also take to the streets on the same day. But a spokesman for the Brotherhood said demonstrations would be delayed to avoid sparking any violence. Meanwhile, Morsi met with the country’s top judicial authority in an effort to ease tensions.

The Supreme Judicial Council hinted that a compromise may soon be reached. It said Morsi’s decree should apply only to "sovereign matters", suggesting that it hasn’t rejected the declaration outright. The Council urged judges and prosecutors, some of whom have gone on strike, to return to work.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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