marches move towards egypt\s presidential palace despite curfew
Last Updated : GMT 16:22:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Marches move towards Egypt\'s presidential palace despite curfew

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Marches move towards Egypt\'s presidential palace despite curfew

Cairo - Arabstoday

Anti-Morsi rallies make their way towards presidential palace after deadly protests broke out between supporters of the president and opposition protesters on Wednesday Political forces opposed to President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday evening launched three marches on the presidential palace in Cairo, the scene of recent clashes between the president\'s supporters and opponents. The president\'s supporters dispersed a sit-in held by opposition protesters after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against Morsi on Tuesday due to his 22 November constitutional declaration and a controversial draft constitution, which will be put before a popular referendum on 15 December. The rallies include members of the Dostour Party, the revolutionary Maspero Youth Union and the Popular Alliance Party. They are planning to head towards the presidential palace in three marches. One has set out from Cairo\'s Abbasiya cathedral, a second from Al-Nour Mosque in Abbasiya, and a third from Raba Al-Adawia Mosque located in the capital\'s Nasr City district. An Ahram Online reporter in the march that set off from Al-Nour Mosque says there is an air of \"sadness and anger\" as protesters chant against the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. \"Down with the rule of the Supreme Guide,\" \"Down with Morsi\" and other chants rang out as thousands of protesters walked towards Al-Khalifa Al-Maamoun, which intersects Marghany Street overlooking the palace. As the groups marched, opposition protesters were already at the palace, where adjacent streets have been barricaded and staffed with Presidential Guard officers and soldiers. The guard ordered protesters to leave the area by 3pm Cairo local time and imposed a curfew on the area until further notice. Wednesday\'s clashes saw at least six people killed and 600 injured. The Brotherhood – from which Morsi hails – said that five of its members had been killed in the clashes. For over two weeks, protesters have been calling for the annulment of the president\'s recent constitutional declaration and the draft constitution. Opposition demonstrators believe the constitutional declaration has given Morsi unfettered powers and put him beyond any legal accountability. They also argue that the draft constitution, written by Egypt\'s Islamist-led Constituent Assembly, would \"Islamise\" the country and have an adverse effect on civil freedoms. Morsi supporters believe that the president – and his constitutional declaration – seeks to realise a longstanding revolutionary demand by bringing former regime figures to justice. They also support the draft constitution and want to see it passed. The presidential guard has yet to announce when the newly imposed curfew will be lifted. From Ahramonline

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 19:56 2017 Monday ,30 October

Fugitive leader of Al Jama'a Al Islamiya arrested

GMT 07:28 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Takfiri elements arrested in Sinai

GMT 17:34 2017 Wednesday ,25 October

Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants

GMT 21:57 2017 Tuesday ,24 October

12 terrorists arrested in Fayyoum

GMT 20:43 2017 Monday ,23 October

Alleged records on Wahat attack unfounded

GMT 20:04 2017 Saturday ,21 October

El Wahat area combed in search for terrorists
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

marches move towards egypt\s presidential palace despite curfew marches move towards egypt\s presidential palace despite curfew

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

marches move towards egypt\s presidential palace despite curfew marches move towards egypt\s presidential palace despite curfew

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Airbnb raided by Japan

GMT 01:55 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Airbnb raided by Japan
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 06:13 2017 Friday ,17 November

Pope denounces healthcare inequality

GMT 05:18 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Boeing announces $27bn from flydubai

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday