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Cairo protesters say their demands must be heard

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012 - 01:06

Dec. 5 - Protests continue in Tahrir Square and outside the Presidential Palace in Cairo, where officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by President Mohamed Mursi. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Dozens of demonstrators protesting against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi pitch tents outside the presidential palace early on Wednesday. They're preparing for a sit-in after a country-wide day of mass protests. Many in Egypt have been angry with Mursi since a November 22 decree in which he put his decisions above any judicial challenge. Others are calling on Mursi to cancel a referendum next week on a controversial draft constitution, hastily approved by an Islamist-dominated assembly. A protest camp in Tahrir also remained active after thousand of Egyptians poured into the square on Tuesday night. Some in the camp are calling for dialogue. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER AND ENGINEER, MOHAMED YOUSSEF, SAYING: "We need stability. Rational, civilised people should sit together, and see what's good for the people and do it. Whether it is opposition and protesters, or Muslim Brotherhood. Everyone should work for the good of the country." The protests are expected to continue with the opposition calling for mass demonstrations in Tahrir and the presidential palace on Friday.

Cairo protesters say their demands must be heard

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012 - 01:06

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