Thousands of anti-Morsi protesters camp in Tahrir, clashes move to Simon Bolivar square

Yasmine Wali, Sunday 25 Nov 2012

Clashes between protesters and police still ongoing but both sides switch the battlefield, moving to Simone Bolivar square adjacent to the United States embassy off Tahrir

Tahrir square
General view of tents in Tahrir square as protesters and activists continue with their sit-in, in Cairo, November 25, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

Thousands of protesters are still camping out in Tahrir square to protest president Mohamed Morsi’s controversial decree, with some engaging in consistent clashes with police forces.

“There are around 5,000 protesters in Tahrir now. They are chanting against the Muslim Brotherhood and are calling for the cancellation of the president’s newly-issued constitutional declaration,” Ahmed Nour, one of the spokesmen of the Revolutionary Socialists, told Ahram Online.

“There are around 30 tents in Tahrir square, five more than yesterday. Sometimes minor clashes occur between the protesters and other people who they suspect of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The clashes between demonstrators and police are now taking place in Simone Bolivar square near the famous Omar Makram mosque, Nour added.

Demonstrators took to the streets after Morsi issued a highly-controversial constitutional declaration which shields his decisions from legal challenges and protects the upper house of parliament and the constituent assembly from dissolution.


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