November 28th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

Egypt: Fresh clashes in Cairo over Morsy decree

Fresh clashes broke out in Cairo on Wednesday near Tahrir Square, as riot police fired tear gas and charged at Egyptian protesters angry about a move by President Mohamed Morsy to extend his powers.

Edict divides Egypt, unifies opponents

Dozens of police officers - backed by trucks firing tear gas - advanced across Simon Boulevard Square, arresting many young people, some of whom were beaten by officers. Protesters continued to throw stones at police.

The latest clashes come after huge numbers of protesters swarmed into the square Tuesday night into Wednesday, hoping to revive a democratic groundswell that swept the country's former strongman from power nearly two years ago.

Observers suggested the crowds were the biggest seen since former strongman Hosni Mubarak was forced out early last year following days of street protests.

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  1. saywhat

    That nation proved revival of its spirit by kicking out Mubarak and is poised to demonstrate it again for leader who thinks otherwise.

    November 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree completely, SW.
      He is exceeding the bounds that helped put him there in the first place.
      Those that have lifted him up can just as easily tear him down.

      November 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    And, as expected, I have been deleted again.
    Please illustrate to me why my answer to to the above poster was deleted.

    November 29, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hide Behind

    One facror and CNN will stomp on it is,You do not criticize Israel and expect to remain in poeer, elected or not.
    Don' t feel bad my post deleted and it parallell report by state and newdsources in Egypt elswhere.
    Then agai

    November 29, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |