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    Posted November 23, 2012 by
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    Protests in Egypt: Your experiences

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    Thousands of Egyptians take to the streets to protest against Morsi's constitutional declaration

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter arasquare shot these pictures and video during Friday's protests in and around Egypt's Tahrir Square. Thousands have gathered to voice both support and dissent after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy granted himself additional, broader powers on Thursday.
    - Echerneff, CNN iReport producer

    Hundreds of Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo and other cities on Friday, November 23, against Morsi's new constitutional declaration that gives him sweeping powers. Protesters considered this as the birth of a new dictator. People protested before against Mubarak and the military council for being dictators and they will do the same if a new dictator rules the country. Protesters marched from different places in Cairo to Tahrir square where a mass rally was organized. Hundreds of thousands filled the square. All chants were against Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood and the government. Protesters were of all ages and social backgrounds. Many political figures including Mohamed El Baradei, Hamdeen Sabahi and Amr Hamzawy were among the protesters. The clashes of Mohamed Mahmoud street did not affect the protesters in the square until security forces decided to attack the square with tear gas and bird-shots from Qasr El Ainy street. The situation escalated and violent clashes took place. Hundred were injured.

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