- Posted December 4, 2012 by
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Protests in Egypt: Your experiences
Mass protest at Egypt's presidential palace
Thousands of Egyptians protested at the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, December 4. Thousands marched to the presidential palace from different areas in Cairo against the new draft constitution and the constitutional declaration. There were other protests in Tahrir square and other cities all over Egypt. At first security forces blocked the streets leading to the palace, but as the number of protesters increased, protesters broke through the barbed wires in an attempt to reach the palace and clashes took place with security forces. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters. The clashes lasted for a few minutes and then stopped as security forces decided to withdraw as it was facing tens of thousands. The protest then went peacefully. Protesters surrounded the palace from all directions. Protesters chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood, president Morsi, the constitution and the constitutional declaration. Protesters want Morsi to rescind the constitutional declaration, stop the referendum on the constitution and reform the constituent assembly on a basis that reflects the diversity of the Egyptian people. Some protesters decided to stage a sit-in at the presidential palace. The whole situation isn't looking good and looks like it's moving toward a confrontation rather than a solution. We fear that the rising anger may lead to violence in the streets.