President Mohamed Mursi received the final version of Egypt’s constitution from the Islamist-dominated assembly that drafted it.
Despite the fresh crisis engulfing his country, Mursi urged national dialogue as he called the December 15th referendum.
But, those in Tahrir Square condemned the President’s announcement.
‘‘The constitution that has been made is incomplete, it’s a political constitution tailored to a particular group – it doesn’t cater to the general interest. This constitution is nothing but a political one that does not benefit the people,’‘ said one protester.
The demonstrations, sparked by Mursi’s decision to grant himself sweeping new powers ahead of a referendum, are the worst since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak less than two years ago.