Egypt: Opponents, supporters of Morsi clash in Cairo
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||5 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Egypt: Opponents, supporters of Morsi clash in Cairo, 5 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cb3aacc.html [accessed 1 May 2016]|
Last updated (GMT/UTC): 05.12.2012 18:42
Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi have clashed in the capital, Egypt.
The Health Ministry said three people had been killed and 350 injured in the December 5 clashes outside the presidential palace, with each side throwing Molotov cocktails at the other.
His opponents accuse Morsi of creating a new autocracy by awarding himself extraordinary powers and pushing a draft constitution through an Islamist-dominated assembly without input from liberals and others.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on December 5 said dialogue was urgently needed on the new constitution, which should "respect the rights of all citizens."
Vice President Mahmud Mekky said amendments to disputed articles in the constitution could be agreed with the opposition before a planned referendum on December 15.