Cairo (SaebPress) — Revolutionaries and Egypt’s opposition coalition called on Egyptian people to gather on Thursday and Friday in a mass protest to issue Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi with what they called the Friday’s red card ultimatum.
While Islamists are fighting protesters outside the Egyptian president’s palace on Wednesday night . Three advisors to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have stepped down while clashes between Morsi’s supporters and opponents turn violent outside the presidential palace in Alethadia in Cairo.
Meanwhile inside al Ethadia palace his deputy Mahmoud Mekky proposed a way to end the crisis which ignited over unacceptable temporary constitutional decree that has split the Arab nation.
Revolutionaries groups said Islamists with sticks and batons had attacked their members and cut off the ear of one of its members. Medical sources said tens of people had been wounded in clashes.
Police failed to stop the confrontations which flared after dark despite an attempt by Vice President Mahmoud Mekky to calm the political crisis.
Egypt’s opposition coalition blamed Mursi for the violence around his palace and said it was ready for dialogue if the Islamist leader scrapped a decree he issued on November 22 that gave him wide powers and shielded his decisions from judicial review
“We hold President Mursi and his government completely responsible for the violence happening in Egypt today….We are ready for dialogue if the constitutional decree is cancelled … and the referendum on this constitution is postponed,”” opposition coordinator Mohamed ElBaradei declared in a news conference earlier today.
“Today what is happening in the Egyptian street, polarisation and division, is something that could and is actually drawing us to violence and could draw us to something worse,” the former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog added.
Opposition leaders have previously urged Mursi to retract the November 22 decree, defer the referendum and agree to revise the constitution, but have not echoed calls from street protesters for his overthrow and the “downfall of the regime”
Mursi has said his decree was needed to prevent courts still full of judges appointed by ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak from derailing a constitution vital for Egypt’s political transition.