Egypt President Mursi Flees palace as police battle protesters

Egypt: President Mursi Flees Palace As Police Battle Protesters

Cairo, Egypt – In Egypt President Mohamed Mursi was forced to flee his palace in Cairo after thousands of protesters faced off against police. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Muslim Brotherhood party leader President Mohamed “Pharaoh” Mursi roused the wrath of the Egyptian people after seizing powers for himself, decreeing that all his decisions were exempt from legal challenge until a new parliament was formed.

The so-called “Arab Spring” saw the rise of Egyptian President Mohamed “Pharaoh” Mursi. Mursi came to power through the Muslim Brotherhood, which has ties to Muslim terrorists groups and supported Hamas during the recent conflict in Israel’s Gaza strip.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood have pushed through a draft version of the Egyptian constitution. Because of this, when writing the new Egyptian constitution liberals, leftists, Christians, more moderate Muslims and others had withdrawn from the assembly because they feel they are not be represented.

At the Cairo palace police officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi’s drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Protesters surrounded the palace, with some climbing the walls surrounding the gardens. An armored police vehicle was overtaken by people waving flags.

According to Reuters, the Health Ministry said 18 people had been injured in clashes next to the palace. Some protesters broke through police lines around Mursi’s palace, chanting as they went, “The people want the downfall of the regime.”

“Our marches are against tyranny and the void constitutional decree and we won’t retract our position until our demands are met,” said Hussein Abdel Ghany, a spokesman for an opposition coalition of disparate factions who oppose the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood and its allies staged a huge pro-Mursi rally in Cairo on Saturday. They are hoping Egypt will have a new constitution and the protests will soon settle down.

“The crisis we have suffered for two weeks is on its way to an end, and very soon.”