Yesterday the main courthouses of appeals in Egypt suspended their work as a protest against the presidential decrees that gave almost absolute power to the Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi. This act aggravates the tensions that currently assail the country since last week.
The dispute between the president and the Judicial Power, has caused great consequences, since the decrees exempted Morsi of any kind of supervision including the courts.
Last Tuesday, November 27, over 200 thousand protesters occupied the historical Tahrir Square, in Cairo, to condemn the measures of the decree and demand their immediate revoke. The protests continued, and yesterday, November 28, several confrontations between demonstrators and police officers occurred.
Today the controversial document that establishes the institutions of a post-revolutionary Egypt, would be submitted to voting and afterwards to a referendum, as it was pointed out by the commission in charge of writing the document.