Egyptian protesters chant against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 6, 2012.(Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP)
CAIRO -- Egypt's opposition forces are calling for another day of
mass demonstrations against the country's Islamist president's latest
This follows Wednesday's bloody clashes at the presidential
palace. Six people were killed and at least 700 injured when President
Mohammed Morsi's backers from the Muslim Brotherhood fought with his
Protesters are demanding that Morsi rescind decrees
that give him almost absolute power and push an Islamist-friendly
constitution to a referendum on Dec. 15. Morsi is refusing.
groups are organizing marches Friday back to the palace. The military
intervened on Thursday for the first time, posting tanks around the
palace and stringing barbed wire.
Islamists are organizing their own rally Friday against what they say is
biased coverage of the two-week-old crisis by private Egyptian
satellite TV channels.