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Large Crowds Stream into Tahrir Denouncing New Powers Seized by Egypt’s Islamist President

posted on November 28, 2012

In Tahrir Square, where protests against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began two years ago, new protests have ignited following an edict by President Mohammed Morsi granting himself nearly autocratic powers, reports the Associated Press. Morsi has not backed down from his edict that would weaken the power of the judiciary branch. Reda Hassan, owner of a car parts shop, said he voted for Morsi in this past summer’s election, but “he fooled us. He did nothing since he was elected. … Now Tahrir says go away.”

Read at The Washington Post