posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 08:10 AM
The violence in Egypt erupted after President Morsi issued a declaration granting his office wide-ranging powers, and effectively neutralized
Egypt’s judicial system, which now can’t challenge the president’s decisions. Hundreds of protesters both for and against Egyptian President
Mohammad Morsi are rallying in the streets of Cairo, Egypt. The demonstrations came after the country’s opposition called for a protest against what
they called a ‘coup’ by Morsi.
22 November 2012 : Morsi declares expanded powers, bans breakup of assembly penning constitution
The Egyptian president has issued a constitutional declaration protecting Egypt's constitution-drafting assembly from dissolution, and replacing
the prosecutor general. It also rules that none of the executive's decisions can be overturned.
Morsi gave the Constituent Assembly a two month deadline to finish drafting a new constitution, ruling that no authority may dissolve it until the
country's defining document is completed.
He further ruled that no authority may dissolve the Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt's parliament.
23 November 2012 : Egypt's Constitutional Court looking to impeach Morsi
Egypt's Constitutional Court is reportedly considering the possibility of impeaching President Mohamed Morsi for violating his oath and
undermining the country's constitutional foundations.
According to a representative of the court, “the judges are prepared to exercise the right to shift the head of state after he flouted the laws and
constitution,” local media reports.
23 November 2012 : Egyptian anti-Morsi ralliers clash with police, torch Muslim Brotherhood HQs
Demonstrators have clashed with police in Alexandria, Egypt, as they protest against Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi. Protesters have set fire
to the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in several Egyptian cities, AP reports.
Morsi opponents also hurled stones at Muslim Brotherhood supporters outside a mosque.
State TV says Morsi opponents set fire to the offices in the Suez Canal cities of Suez, Port Said and Ismailia.