Tens of thousands of protesters staged a mass demonstration in Cairo after a draft constitution was agreed by an Islamist-led assembly. Campaigners say the charter undermines the rights of women and religious minorities, as well as freedom of speech, while opponents of President Mohamed Morsi say it was rushed through to force an early referendum.
More than 100,000 protesters took the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians. Anger at Mr. Morsi even spilled over into a mosque
Dozens were injured in clashes between secular-leaning and Islamist activists in the heart of Egypt’s capital Friday in the first such internecine political violence since the country’s Muslim Brotherhood-backed president took office in late June.
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets on Friday calling for the government to resign over rising fuel prices and delays in introducing democratic reforms. In a rare show of unity, Islamists, liberals, nationalists and youth activists