Anti-Morsi protestors set offices on fire

Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi have set fire to offices of his Muslim Brotherhood in several Egyptian cities, clashing with his supporters after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping new powers.

Anti-Morsi protestors set offices on fire

Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi have set fire to offices of his Muslim Brotherhood in several Egyptian cities, clashing with his supporters after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping new powers.

State TV says Mr Morsi’s opponents set fire to the offices in the Suez Canal cities of Suez, Port Said and Ismailia.

Clashes also erupted between the two sides in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the southern city of Assiut and in Giza, the sister city of the capital Cairo.

In Alexandria, opponents of Mr Morsi hurled stones at Brotherhood supporters outside a mosque and stormed a nearby office of the group.

The clashes came a day after Mr Morsi announced sweeping new powers for himself, putting himself above judicial oversight.

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