Egypt’s Opposition Calls Massive Demonstrations
After a controversial decree made by the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, liberal party’s and the rest of the opposition groups made a calling today to massively protest in Tahrir square.
The more popular groups, who are being led by the leftist nationalist Hamdeen Sabahi, former presidential candidate in the elections of June, also joined the demonstrations. Despite the protests, a spokesmen of the Egyptian presidency, Yasser Ali confirmed that “there won’t be any modifications” of the constitutional act that protects the decisions of the leader before justice.
This decree has caused a wave of protests in Egypt, in which there’s already one dead and over 440 people wounded, according to the data of the Egyptian Ministry of Health. To calm the demonstrators, Morsi met with the chief of the Superior Council of Justice, Mohammed Metuali, along with six more judges, who assured that their objective was to lead a transition to promote the country into a stage of constitutional and legislative stability as soon as possible.