Morsi’s power decree incites anger in Egypt

Protecting revolution, Islamist leader says

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 4:34 a.m.

Egyptian protesters mass Friday in Tahrir Square in Cairo, a day after President Mohammed Morsi granted himself sweeping new powers that raise fears of a dictatorship.

Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi were reported to have set fire to his party’s offices in several Egyptian cities Friday in a spasm of protest and clashes after he granted himself broad powers above any court, declaring himself the guardian of Egypt’s revolution, and used his new authority to order the retrial of Hosni Mubarak.

Clashes in Egypt as Morsi defends new powers

Thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president clashed with his supporters in cities across the country Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, burning several offices of the Muslim Brotherhood. (By The Associated Press)
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