Egyptian Opposition Rallies against Morsi's 'Pharaoh' Decree

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Egypt's democratic opposition rallied on Friday to protest President Mohamed Morsi's new constitutional declaration, which gives him sweeping new powers.

The decree, issued on Thursday, expands Morsi's executive powers and puts him above the judiciary, declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions, RIA Novosti informs.

It also exempts the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly writing Egypt's new constitution from judicial review.

Thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a "million man march" organized by various opposition forces demanding that the declaration be annulled.

About a dozen people were injured in clashes between Morsi's supporters and opponents. Protesters in Alexandria set the local headquarters of Morsi's Freedom and Justice Party on fire.

Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei has accused Morsi of usurping authority and becoming a "new pharaoh."

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peterperfect - 25 Nov 2012 // 09:31:59

This man is taking Egypt backwards. Watch him.

Yane - 23 Nov 2012 // 21:37:16

Like I said before.

Arab Spring -> Islamic Harvest.

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