Approval of Egypt's 'Islamic-tinted' draft constitution sparks mass protests in country
Thousands of Egyptians took the streets after the country's Islamist-dominated assembly rushed through the approval of a controversial new constitution.
Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved the draft constitution early on Friday without the participation of liberals and Christians.
According to News24, anger at Morsi even spilled over into a mosque where the Islamist president joined weekly Friday prayers.
In his sermon, the mosque's preacher compared Morsi to Islam's Prophet Muhammad, saying the prophet had enjoyed vast powers as leader, giving a precedent for the same to happen now.
"No to tyranny!" congregants chanted, interrupting the cleric.
According to the report, thousands of protesters marched from several locations in Cairo, converging in central Tahrir Square for the opposition's second mass rally in a week against Morsi.
They chanted, "Constitution: Void!" and "The people want to bring down the regime."
Senior opposition leader Hamdeen Sabbahi took the stage before the crowd and vowed protests would go on until "we topple the constitution," the report said.