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Thousands in Tahrir Square protest Egyptian President Morsi: ‘We won’t let another dictator rule’

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Thousands of protesters are flooding Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi’s decree granting himself dictator-like powers. Morsi addressed supporters earlier.

Morsy started his term addressing full crowd in #Tahrir , now he is adressing a couple thousands supporters & #Tahrir is filled against him.

— السيد مانكي (@Sandmonkey) November 23, 2012

Tear gas is reportedly being fired at the protesters.

My God Lot of tear gas direction Tahrir. People very angry. This will end bad tonight.

— Koert Debeuf (@koertdebeuf) November 23, 2012

Tear gas now is fired directly at people #Tahrir

— The Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) November 23, 2012

Betsy Hiel, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Cairo correspondent, is live-tweeting the protest.

Marches coming into Tahrirstarting to fill up square. Some chanting down with regime of Brotherhood twitter.com/betsy_hiel/sta…

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

“Morsi is bad morsi is bad” people say in #tahrir

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Large march coming into #tahrir chanting “the people want downfall of the regime” and “bread, freedom social justice” #Egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

“Eyes of Freedom Mohamed Mahmud” poster chants of Down withMorsi rule in #tahrir #egypt twitter.com/betsy_hiel/sta…

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Social Democrats chanting ” there is no freedom without blood” #tahrir #Egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

At Semi Ramis hotel near #tahrir workers boarding up all lower windows and doors ##Egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Lots of chants in #tahrir against “rule of murshid” brotherhood’s supreme guide

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Two protesters in #Tahrir who say they are from Morsi’s governorate say “Morsi is bad” they like Shafiq. #Egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Another protester in #tahrir hopes that Morsi’s new decree will help unify the ranks of the anti-Brotherhood camp in #egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Still more people streaming into #Tahrir as night falls and fighting still rages on Muhamed Mahmoud. #egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

A sign in front of Mohamed Mahmoud street off of #Tahrir says “It is forbidden for the Brotherhood to enter.” #egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Protester in #Tahrir says “Mr. Obama you must support democracy, you support a dictator.” #Egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

Protesters in Tahrir say Morsi gave them “honey and poison” by announcing prosecutor general and retrial decisions alongside “power grab”

— Kristen Chick (@kristenchick) November 23, 2012

That “brothers forbidden to enter” sign in #Tahrir, this morning. twitter.com/arabist/status…

— arabist (@arabist) November 23, 2012

Thousands on Tahrir shouting ‘the people wants the end of the regime/brotherhood. In Arabic nizam/ikhwan. twitter.com/koertdebeuf/st…

— Koert Debeuf (@koertdebeuf) November 23, 2012

Protesters in #Tahrir calling for Morsy to “leave.” twitter.com/BasilElD/statu…

— The Daily News Egypt (@DailyNewsEgypt) November 23, 2012

Tahrir looking toward Mohamed Mahmoud street. twitter.com/evanchill/stat…

— Evan Hill (@evanchill) November 23, 2012

Tahrir square right now. twitter.com/ibnezra/status…

— joseph dana (@ibnezra) November 23, 2012

Tahrir square is flooding with protesters. Street battles on at least two streets. #egypt twitter.com/ibnezra/status…

— joseph dana (@ibnezra) November 23, 2012

Via BuzzFeed, the Muslim Brotherhood took to Twitter on Thanksgiving Day to defend Morsi’s power grab.

President’s decisions are all directed towards achieving justice, ending corruption and fulfilling the goals of #Jan25 revolution

— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) November 22, 2012

decision to grant these decisions immunity is to ensure they’re protected frm corrupt & politicized judiciary installed by deposed regime

— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) November 22, 2012

Bottom line: majority of ordinary Egyptians whose life will be improved by pres decisions will support him, political rivals will oppose

— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) November 22, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the protest and update with breaking details.

Update:

Though night has fallen, the protests continue:

#Tahrir square right now, 1000s still here, clashes still going. This will go on all night #egypt yfrog.com/esrp2uij

— Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) November 23, 2012

Many political parties and movements have declared an open-end sit in at Tahrir Square until Morsy’s constitutional decree is cancelled

— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) November 23, 2012

Most of the #Egypt‘ian political forces have declared an open sit-in in #Tahrir square til #Morsi is back to his mind.

— SlipknotMody (@SlipknotMody) November 23, 2012

Video: Egyptians storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Alexandria chanting “the people want the downfall of the regime” soc.li/CfLebXW #egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) November 23, 2012

There are also reports of sexual assaults on female protesters.

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