Egypt protestors stage hunger strike

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Egypt protestors stage hunger strike

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A new wave of demonstrations are gathering pace in Egypt against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided the nation. It looks set to be approved in the second round of a referendum next weekend.

A small group of protestors have decided to stage a hunger strike against President Mursi and have vowed not to eat until he steps down.

The demonstrators, who are camping outside Cairo’s presidential palace, say the president has lost legitimacy.

The main opposition has said that there were widespread voting violations in the first round of the referendum. It has had to be held over two days because many of the judges who had to oversee polling held a boycott in protest.