The ‘new pharaoh’ plunges Egypt back into turmoil…(Our “Pharaoh” Will Too!!)
Violent protests sweep the country after the Islamist President grants himself far-reaching powers
FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2012
Violence broke out across Egypt last night as protesters reacted to the power grab by Mohamed Morsi. His party’s offices were torched, while his opponents called the President a “dictator” and “pharaoh” who has now acquired more political might than the ousted leader, Hosni Mubarak.
There was fierce fighting in Alexandria following afternoon prayers, as thousands of opposing protesters hurled rocks and broken masonry at each other outside a mosque.
State television reported that mobs in a number of cities had set fire to the offices of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.
The group’s headquarters in Suez, Port Said and Ismailia were all said to have been targets.
In Cairo, police fired tear gas at protesters after several thousand people joined an anti-Morsi demonstration in Tahrir Square.