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Dozens Protest At Egyptian Embassy

The group protested against President Mohammed Morsi



    More than 100 protesters march from the White House to the Egyptian Embassy. Darcy Spencer spoke to them about why they are protesting President Morsi. (Published Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012)

    The ongoing constitutional crisis in Egypt over the powers of that country's president, Mohammed Morsi, sparked protests in the D.C. area, as dozens of people marched from the White House to the Egyptian embassy Saturday.

    Morsi has been internationally criticized for issuing a decree two weeks ago that gave him sweeping, dictatorial powers. Early Sunday morning, he rescinded the decree, returning power to the country's judges.

    However, there are still protests against Morsi's demand of a referendum on a draft constitution on December 15.

    News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to some of the demonstrators, who say the constitution doesn't represent the future of Egypt.

    Bula Megalla said "The constitution is for his [Morsi's] people, and for himself. We want a constitution for everybody, for Muslims, for Christians, and for every single citizen in Egypt."

    The protestors say they organized the demonstrations via social media, and most traveled to the D.C. area from New York and New Jersey.