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Egyptians chase Mohammed Morsi from Heliopolis palace

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Egyptians take to the streets to reclaim the revolution they feel was hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood.  Photo by Mai Shaheen in Cairo, Egypt


by Joseph Earnest  December 4, 2012  


Newscast Media CAIRO, EgyptAs protesters descended upon the presidential palace, Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi had no choice but to flee, and according to Ahram News, the ministry of interior issued an official statement declaring that President Morsi left the presidential palace. It also added that the security forces practiced self-restraint after the protesters breached the barbed wire cordons around the palace. (pop-up)


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Egyptians headed to the presidential palace to confront Mohamed Morsi whom they believe issued

illegal decrees  Photo by Mai Shaheen in Cairo, Egypt


Eventually police withdrew as portesters surrounded the palace and tore down the barbed wire fence. The protests have spread across the country according to Egypt's news Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Protesters in Assiut, carried a coffin covered in Egypt's flag as a symbolic death announcement for the 15 December referendum. They chanted slogans demanding Morsi should step down.

State-run Al-Ahram newspaper's website quoted Nasser Youssef, a member of the Free Egyptians Party, as saying that constitutions all over the world are written by consensus, not by a single group, irrespective of how large it is, because constitutions are crafted to protect the rights of minorities.

In Luxor, about 700 kilometers south of Cairo, thousands of members of revolutionary movements and political parties protested Morsy and chanted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood.

In Port Said, north of Cairo, protesters tore down banners supporting Morsi across the city.

Thousands of protesters in Alexandria demanded the resignation of the current government and the formation of a national salvation one instead. They also chanted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide.

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Angry Egyptians tearing down barriers at presidential palacePhoto by Mai Shaheen in Cairo, Egypt

"The constitution makes Morsy a god that cannot be tried or questioned by Parliament or the judiciary," said Abdel Rahman al-Gohary, one of the protest coordinators, according to Egypt's Independent paper.

Mohamed Saad Khairallah, general coordinator of the Popular Front against the Brotherhoodization of Egypt, considered the demonstration outside the presidential palace a decisive battle to retain the goals of the revolution.   Add Comments>>






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