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Egyptians protest against Morsi’s decree

11-27-2012 16:10 BJT

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In Egypt, protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir square have continued to press demands that President Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional decree be scrapped. On the square since Friday, demonstrators anticipate a peaceful expression of discontent from all participants.

Mursi’s administration says his decree is an effort to speed up reforms and complete a democratic transformation. However, leftists, liberals, socialists and others say it has exposed the autocratic impulses of a man once jailed by Mubarak. A politician from the left says protests will continue until the decree is scrapped, adding that Tahrir would be a model of an Egypt that will not accept a new dictator because it brought down the old one. Liberals and others say their voices are being ignored in that assembly, and many have walked out.

Meanwhile, a counter demonstration organized by the Muslim Brotherhood was postponed.


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