Anti-constitution protesters gather in Tahrir
Protesters began to gather in Tahrir Square Friday morning to take part in a demonstration against the recent constitutional declaration and upcoming constitutional referendum, called for by 21 political parties.
They chanted slogans against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood as they marched through the square. The demonstrators are calling for the cancellation of Morsy's 22 November constitutional declaration, in which he granted himself sweeping authority, as well as the 15 December constitutional referendum. They demanded that the Constituent Assembly be reformed in a way that would guarantee a balanced constitution.
They also called for the dismissal of the Cabinet and restructuring of the Interior Ministry.
Journalists plan to stage a march from their syndicate at 2 pm to join the one in Tahrir.
The syndicate's council called for the march on Thursday following unofficial reports of the death of Al-Fagr photojournalist Al-Husseini Abu Deif, who was shot in the head with birdshot during the presidential palace clashes on Wednesday. The council also demanded that a complaint against Ahmed Mohamed Ali Sebei, a syndicate member and a spokesperson for the Freedom and Justice Party, be referred to the syndicate's general assembly. Thirteen members filed the complaint alleging that Sebei was involved in beating protesters during Wednesday's clashes and responsible for inciting the attack on Abu Deif. Edited translation from MENA
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