Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said.
Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi’s drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.
Not to nitpick or anything, but perhaps part of the problem here is that Morsi (or Mursi, or whatever transcription method you use) is part of a system that requires that you have a Presidential Palace. I’m not actually being sarcastic: I’d like to figure out how to get various countries to stop thinking in terms of unelected kings. Or even elected ones*.
*Be nice; the poor SOB that we’ve got hasn’t been really told yet that his second term is going to be an epic exercise in frustration… for him.