Tens of thousands of people are staging a protest in the Egyptian capital against President Mohamed Morsi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers. “The people want the regime to fall,” the crowds chanted.
Protesters and riot police clashed in Cairo on Tuesday near Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak nearly two years ago.
There were reports of violence in Cairo, were earlier in the day police fired tear gas on stone-throwing protesters chanting anti-Morsi slogans. Reuters reports that at least one protester has died from inhaling the gas.
“Down with the rule of the Supreme Guide,” they chanted, in reference to the head of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, on whose ticket Morsi ran for office.
via Al Jazeera