Protests against the Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are spreading beyond Cairo. Pro- and anti- Muslim Brotherhood protesters clashed overnight in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla. 50 people were injured.
There is widespread opposition to Morsi’s plans for constitutional reform, which grant him a raft of unchecked powers.
In Alexandria, Egypt’s second city, protesters broke into the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.
They hurled papers and furniture into the street.
In the capital, protesters have gravitated towards Tahrir Square, the focus of the 2011 uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak.
Nearby, several hundred young Egyptians clashed with police, throwing stones and having tear gas fired at them in response.
Anger at Morsi’s plans has energised the mainly liberal and secular opposition after months of division.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians
- 2Eastern Ukrainians ‘hate Russian-led guerrillas’ — Arseniy Yatsenyuk
- 3Caught on camera – children drugged and beaten in Romanian kindergarten
- 4Ukraine: ‘Disappointment’ at Yatsenyuk resignation
- 5Fears over spread of Ebola as more tragedies emerge
Wires > News
- 03:03 CET U.S. tourists detained in North Korea ask U.S. to help free them -…
- 01:02 CET NATO must change to better repel Russian threat – Cameron
- 22:40 CET African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak
- 22:36 CET Obama says that after 9/11, ‘we tortured some folks’
- 21:35 CET North Korea accuses U.N. Security Council of double standards
- 20:24 CET Ten killed in clashes between Azeris, ethnic Armenians
- 19:58 CET Insight: Collateral damage – How Iran sanctions fears hurt…
- 18:14 CET Doubts surface about India’s Modi after trade deal scuppered