Clashes in Egypt between supporters and opponents of president Morsi turn deadly
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
On Tuesday night, opponents of Morsi set up tents and began camping outside the palace. On Wednesday, reports say supporters of Morsi stormed the encampment and tore down tents belonging to opponents and attacked them. Some threw rocks at them while others threw, forcing opponents to retreat.
Protests both in support of and opposing Morsi broke out around Egypt after he enacted new powers on November 22 that include making his decisions free from judicial oversight. A referendum is to be presented on December 15 outlining a new constitution for the country.
- Associated Press. "Morsi supporters clash with Egyptian opposition" — , December 5, 2012
- "'Deadly' clashes at Egypt presidential palace" — , December 5, 2012
- "Two people die in Cairo clashes between Morsi supporters, opponents" — , December 5, 2012