December 5, 2012 / 12:02 PM / 5 years ago

Egyptian group calls protest to counter Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian leftist opposition group urged its supporters to head to the presidential palace on Wednesday in response to the Muslim Brotherhood’s call for a protest there in support of President Mohamed Mursi, a spokeswoman said.

The Popular Current, led by ex-presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahy, said its members would back other protesters who remained outside the palace overnight to demand that Mursi cancel a decree giving him sweeping powers and halt plans for a constitutional referendum on December 15.

Reporting By Tamim Elyan; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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