Protesters Demonstrate Against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
An Egyptian protester picks up a live tear gas round fired by riot police during demonstrations against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi near Tahrir Square on November 28, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.
Demonstrations have been held after a week of tension and violent protest in response to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi having awarded himself new constitutional powers, which many believe have been pushed through by the Muslim Brotherhood without inclusive consultation with other members of Egypt’s cabinet and political leadership.
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From Cairo, GlobalPost’s Erin Cunningham said the protests have remained relatively calm. “No major developments around the protests tonight so far. They’re happening, and they’re big. But no clashes,” she wrote on Tuesday night.
She added: “Protestors did tear down at least part of the concrete wall the presidential Republican Guard built several days ago in defense of the palace. They broke through the security cordon this evening (as they’ve done several times), but they did not storm the palace.”