Egypt's Courts Stage Strike Over Morsi Power Grab
As more than 100,000 protest in Cairo
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 28, 2012 9:19 AM CST
Egyptian protesters clash with security forces near Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

(Newser) – Courts across Egypt are going on strike today in protest of Mohamed Morsi's recent power grab—including the country's two highest appeals courts, the AP and BBC report. Cassation Court judges emerged from an emergency meeting saying they would not resume work until Morsi takes back his decree completely. The country's supreme constitutional court, however, is still in session, and intends to rule on the legality of Egypt's parliament and constitutional congress on Sunday. Morsi says he issued the decree to protect those bodies.

The move comes amidst protests that raged for a sixth day today. Hundreds of people were in Tahrir Square this morning, and vowed to stay there until Morsi backed down, Reuters reports. Police fired tear gas into the square, and there were sporadic clashes on neighboring streets, the Telegraph reports. Some masked protesters were seen grabbing the tear gas canisters and hurled them back at police. Yesterday's demonstration saw more than 100,000 in the streets, the Guardian reports.

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HANKHILL
Nov 29, 2012 10:05 AM CST
what a joke this move is! the muzzibrohood will just kill them if they get in the way! morsi is new pharaoh till someone kills him!
serfinWI
Nov 28, 2012 11:35 AM CST
elections have consequences. 52% of the idiot Egyptians voted and still support this guy. It's amazing what dupes people are.
fred.lapides
Nov 28, 2012 9:23 AM CST
Is the military taking a position?