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Egypt to step up anti-Morsi protests in Cairo

Tens of thousands of Egyptians are protesting in Cairo against President Morsi and a new draft constitution, hastily approved by an Islamist-dominated constitutional assembly.

The draft will be sent to Mr Morsi, who is expected to call a referendum. The Supreme Constitutional Court is due to rule on Sunday on whether the assembly should be dissolved.

Opposition politicians are threatening to increase the pressure on the president by staging a sit-in at the presidential palace, but Mr Morsi's supporters are calling for a demonstration on Saturday in support of Islamic law.

John McManus reports.

  • 01 Dec 2012