Opponents of Egypt's Mursi call Cairo protest for Tuesday

CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Political parties angered by

President Mohamed Mursi's decision to grant himself sweeping new

powers have called on their supporters to protest against the

move on Tuesday in Cairo.

Leftist, liberal, socialist parties and others have said

their followers should march to Tahrir Square with the aim of

"toppling the fascist, despotic constitutional declaration"

issued by Mursi on Thursday, according to a statement from one

of the parties.

"We are facing a historic moment in which we either complete

our revolution or we abandon it to become prey for a group that

has put its narrow party interests above the national interest,"

said the statement, issued by the liberal Dustour Party on its

Facebook page late on Friday.

The marches will start at 5.00 p.m. (1500 GMT) from areas

around the capital before converging on Tahrir Square, the

epicentre of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power in


Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury

amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central

Cairo and other cities on Friday.

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