100,000 protest at Egypt’s presidential palace

Royal Oak Daily Tribune 5 December 2012
By Hamza Hendawi and Aya Batrawy

More than 100,000 Egyptians protested outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, fueling tensions over Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and the adoption by his allies of a controversial draft constitution.

The outpouring of anger across the Egyptian capital, the Mediterranean port of Alexandria and a string of other cities pointed to a prolonged standoff between the president and a newly united opposition. (continue reading...)