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Mursi to review charter amid rallies in Cairo
December 01, 2012
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CAIRO: Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi is set to review a controversial draft constitution on Saturday amid rival rallies that will kick off following afternoon prayers, the Muslim Brotherhood said.

The marches of “Islamist and nationalist revolutionary forces” will set off from mosques in Cairo and head for Al-Nadha square, said the Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood's political wing.

The Islamist protests were originally to be held in Tahrir Square, the scene of vast anti-Mursi demonstrations on Friday, but the location was changed to avoid confrontation, the Brotherhood said.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Cairo on Friday calling for the dissolution of an Islamist-dominated panel that approved the draft charter earlier in the day and condemning “dictatorial Mursi.”

Anti-Mursi protesters again gathered in Tahrir Square early on Saturday.

The charter has taken centre stage in the country's worst political crisis since Mursi's election in June.

It is expected to go to a popular referendum within two weeks.

Agence France-Presse

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