Protesters began to gather in Tahrir Square Friday morning to take part in a demonstration against the recent constitutional declaration and upcoming constitutional referendum, called for by 21 political parties.

They chanted slogans against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood as they marched through the square. The demonstrators are calling for the cancellation of Morsy's 22 November constitutional declaration, in which he granted himself sweeping authority, as well as the 15 December constitutional referendum. They demanded that the Constituent Assembly be reformed in a way that would guarantee a balanced constitution.