Morning Brief: Protests persist in Egypt

From Foreign Policy Wed Nov 28 2012, 08:03:08

Protests persist in Egypt

Top news: Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday in the sixth straight day of protests over President Mohamed Morsy's decree expanding his powers and barring other authorities from overturning his decisions. Police clashed with protesters on Tuesday after tens of thousands of people took to the streets, in scenes that recalled the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak last year.

The country's Cassation and Appeals courts have suspended their work until the Supreme Constitutional Court issues a ruling on Morsy's decree -- a decision that could come in a matter of days.

Egypt's prime minister is convening the cabinet to discuss the crisis, while Morsy's opponents are calling for a mass demonstration on Friday. The Muslim Brotherhood postponed a planned rally on Tuesday so as not to stoke more "public tension."

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