Protests continued this morning in Cairo at changes that President Mursi has made in the extent of his powers. The current leader of Egypt has caused fear amongst liberals who say that the country is headed towards a new dictatorship. Clashes between his Muslim Brotherhood and opponents were reminiscent of scenes witnessed in Tahrir Square last year.
Angry youths attacked security forces who fired tear gas. Other cities – Alexandria, Port Said and Suez – also saw violent protests on Friday.
The president himself – buoyed by his diplomatic success over Gaza – defended his new powers in front of Islamist supporters.
He said that political, social and economic stability is what he want and what he’s working for.