Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive

 France 24

Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi defended his latest decree granting himself sweeping powers before supporters in Cairo as anti-Morsi demonstrators set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in cities across Egypt on Friday.

By FRANCE 24 (text)

As enraged demonstrators torched Muslim Brotherhood offices in several Egyptian cities, a defiant Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi defended his recent decree granting himself sweeping powers before a crowd of supporters outside the presidential palace in Cairo Friday.

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  1. On Wednesday :

    CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian protesters firebombed one of the offices of satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Wednesday and attacked a police chief who tried to negotiate an end to three days of violent protests in central Cairo.

    The protesters hit the TV studio overlooking Tahrir Square with firebombs, engulfing it in flames. In a televised interview from inside the gutted office, reporter Ahmed el-Dassouki said around 300 protesters approached the building before noon, shouting obscenities.

    He said they set the place on fire, stormed the building and looted the studio. “They accuse our network of being biased and not objective,” he said. Many protesters had accused the channel of bias in favour of the country’s most powerful political force, the Muslim Brotherhood.

  2. Morsi opponents start sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

    Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi began a one-week sit-in protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to demand the Islamist leader retract a declaration that grants him broad powers.

    “All revolutionary political forces have agreed to begin a sit-in starting Friday,” the Popular Current led by former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi said in a statement, calling for a mass protest on Tuesday.

    So far, 26 political movements and parties have agreed to take part in the sit-in, organisers told AFP.

    On Thursday, Morsi assumed temporary sweeping powers, allowing him to issue laws and decrees that cannot be challenged by any court. Supporters say the move will cut back a turbulent and seemingly endless transition to democracy, but outraged critics say he has now become a dictato

    U.S. has concerns about Egyptian president Mursi’s moves

    Mursi on Thursday issued a decree that puts his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament is elected, causing angry protests by his opponents and violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday

    “The decisions and declarations announced on November 22 raise concerns for many Egyptians and for the international community,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement

    “We call for calm and encourage all parties to work together and call for all Egyptians to resolve their differences over these important issues peacefully and through democratic dialogue.”

    Egyptian police on Friday fired teargas near Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands demanded Mursi quit and accused him of launching a “coup”. There were also violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez.

    Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday: “Egypt’s new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone for regional stability and peace.”

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