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Egypt crisis: Appeals courts launch anti-Mursi strike action

28 November 2012 Last updated at 13:41 GMT

Judges across Egypt have announced they will go on strike in protest at President Mohammed Mursi's recent decree giving himself new powers.

Appeals courts and the Court of Cassation will halt work until the decree is revoked, the judges say.

Yasmine Abu Khadra from the BBC Arabic Service reports from Tahrir Square in Cairo where one of the biggest protests has been taking place.