05-08-2021 08:32 AM Jerusalem Timing

Mursi’s Declaration Provokes Unrest in Tahrir Square

Mursi’s Declaration Provokes Unrest in Tahrir Square

Egyptian people flooded to the capital Cairo’s central Tahrir Square on Tuesday to join a one- million-man rally rejecting the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohammad Mursi last Thursday.

Egypt: Mursi's declaration provokes unrest in Tahrir SquareEgyptian people flooded to the capital Cairo's central Tahrir Square on Tuesday to join a one- million-man rally rejecting the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohammad Mursi last Thursday.

The demonstrations are arranged by civil and liberal forces, including the April 6 movement, Revolutionary Youth Coalition, Free Egyptians Party, Wafd Party and Kefaya movement, along with other liberal and leftist groups.

The new constitutional declaration ruled that all laws, decrees and constitutional declarations issued by the president are final and unchallengeable by anybody, while it will not lead to reinstating the People's Assembly.

Describing Mursi's decisions as "revolutionary," presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said that no judicial body is entitled to dissolving the Shura Council (upper house) or the Constituent Assembly which is tasked with drafting a new constitution.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted between protestors and security forces early Tuesday in Omar Makram street and the American Embassy area in downtown Cairo, with protestors throwing stones and police firing tear gas.

Recent clashes between supporters and opponents of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mursi have killed two and injured at least 444 people earlier this week.