Opposition forces rally together in Tahrir Square
Posted by Fredsvenn den desember 4, 2012
Opposition forces rally together in Tahrir Square as others join thousands-strong march on presidential palace to denounce President Morsi’s 22 November decree and draft constitution. Many in Egypt believe a new draft constitution in the country, which will be put to a popular vote on December 15, is unfair in its wording, and is an attempt by Morsy to grab more power. (LA)
Thousands of Egyptians massed in Cairo for a march to the presidential palace to protest the assumption by the nation’s Islamist president of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies. Hundreds of black-clad riot police deployed around the Itihadiya palace in Cairo’s district of Heliopolis. Barbed wire was also placed outside the complex, and side roads leading to it were blocked to traffic.
Protesters gathered at Cairo’s Tahrir square and several other points not far from the palace to march to the presidential complex. “Freedom or we die,” chanted a crowd of several hundred outside a mosque in the Abbasiyah district. “Mohammed Morsi! Illegitimate! Brotherhood! Illegitimate!”