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Hundreds of Egyptians filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday, November 27 in protest of blanket powers that President Mohamed Morsi had awarded himself by virtue of a constitutional decree last week. The decree prohibits high courts from repealing presidential proclamations. Earlier this week spokespersons for Morsi clarified that “he did not give himself judicial power” and that it only applied to “sovereign matters.” Despite this, protestors want Morsi to take back the decree or step down. On Tuesday Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party, through its Twitter account called the protests underwhelming saying that it showed a “lack of support among Egyptians.”
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