Wednesday, November 28, 2012

One Dead, 100 Injured in Cairo Clashes

1 dead, 100 injured in clashes in Cairo

Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:47PM GMT

An Egyptian protester has died and about a hundred people were injured as protesters continue to hold demonstrations against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s recent constitutional declaration.

At least one protester was killed due to inhalation of tear gas and about a hundred people were injured after clashes broke out between Egyptian security forces and demonstrators in Cairo’s Liberation Square on Tuesday.

The clashes occurred as thousands of people were arriving at the square for a demonstration against a constitutional decree, issued by President Mohamed Morsi earlier in the month, prohibiting courts from challenging his decisions.

Over 100,000 people gathered in Liberation Square on Tuesday, and there have been demonstrations against the decree every day since Friday.

On Monday, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said that the Egyptian president was standing by the decree and the declaration would not undergo any changes.

Some Egyptians say Morsi has hijacked the revolution and has been unable to achieve its goals. Others accuse him of having become a modern-day pharaoh by assuming wide-ranging legislative powers.

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