Multiple protests are taking place in Cairo and across Egypt Tuesday, both by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and by the opposition National Salvation Front.
Egypt’s embattled presidency showed signs of ceding to some of its opponents’ demands after tens of thousands of activists thronged around the presidential palace on Friday in a deepening of the country’s constitutional crisis.
Egypt’s judges drew up new battle lines in the country’s constitutional crisis on Sunday, announcing they would refuse to work with President Mohammed Morsi until further notice. The Supreme Constitutional Court put off a key ruling over whether to order the dissolution of the constitutional assembly
The Egyptian parliament convened for less than an hour Tuesday, in a gesture of defiance against the country’s military rulers, who dissolved the legislature. The lawmakers met after President Mohamed Morsy, who took office on June 30, opted to override the edict of the military