Egyptians Injured During Anti-Mursi Protests at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Nov 24, 2012 09:02 PM EST
Egyptians continue to protest in Tahrir Square, the place that once was a forum for protests that ultimately brought down Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. On Friday, Egyptians once again take to the historical location to voice their dissatisfaction with the government.
The problem was caused when the nation's newly elected President Mohamed Mursi decided to make some changes in the design of the Egyptian political and judicial hierarchy. A decree issued by the president, the judicial council is prevented from dissolving the president's constitutional council, thus implying great difficulties for the judiciary to part-take in the formation of the nation's constitution.
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According to BBC News, "the decree issued on Thursday, bans challenges of his decisions and says no court can dissolve the constitution assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution."
A hundred Egyptians were reportedly injured as police fired tear gas in the square in the nation's capitol, Cairo. On Saturday, many Supreme Court justices joined the anti-Mursi protests. Never the less the people of Egyptian people remain divided between Mursi supporters and detractors.
President Mursi in a speech declared, "I don't like, want or need to resort to exceptional measures, but I will if I see that my people, nation and the revolution of Egypt are in danger," as reported by Reuters.
The Judiciary Council had dissolved the constitutional assembly of President Mursi's party, The Muslim Brotherhood, months ago when he was first elected to office.
President Mursi was the first president to be elected by the people in Egypt in over sixty years. In 2011, the people of Egypt overthrew the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. The first free elections in Egypt were held in May 2011.