Date: Wednesday, 05-December-2012, 5:56 AM | Message # 1
Egypt's President, Mohammed Morsi, has been forced to flee his Cairo residence by a wild mob demanding an end to his rule. Riot police have struggled to keep crowds from storming the leader's palace and fired tear gas at protesters. Bel Trew has been at the heart of the action.
Violence has erupted in Egyptian capital Cairo as those opposed to President Mursi's sweeping new powers marched on the presidential palace.
The demonstration is being called a "last warning."
Sources within the official residence said Mursi had left the building.
The Islamist leader unleashed a storm of protest with his November 22 decree, which placed the office of president above the law.
One man taking part in the demo said: "The Muslim Brotherhood is now corrupt. They want to impose their laws on the Egyptian people."
As the crowds voiced their anger, independent and opposition newspapers stopped their presses in protest against the lack of journalistic freedom in the country's draft constitution.
Divisions in Egypt have only widened since a mass uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011.