Egyptian President Faces First Real Protests

Thousands converge to accuse him and Muslim Brotherhood of consolidating power.


Several thousand Egyptians have rallied in the first significant protests against the country's Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, accusing him and his Muslim Brotherhood group of trying to monopolise power.

The main protest in Cairo, which counted around 3,000 people and converged on the presidential palace from several locations, drew a far smaller turnout than the mass demonstrations that helped topple Mr Morsi's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, or the later rallies against the council of generals that took power after Mubarak's fall.