Thousands of protesters are flooding Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi’s decree granting himself dictator-like powers. Morsi addressed supporters earlier.

Tear gas is reportedly being fired at the protesters.

Betsy Hiel, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Cairo correspondent, is live-tweeting the protest.

Via BuzzFeed, the Muslim Brotherhood took to Twitter on Thanksgiving Day to defend Morsi’s power grab.

Twitchy will monitor the protest and update with breaking details.


Though night has fallen, the protests continue:

There are also reports of sexual assaults on female protesters.