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.

Update:

Though night has fallen, the protests continue:

https://twitter.com/SlipknotMody/status/272083135389368320

There are also reports of sexual assaults on female protesters.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Obama built that dictatorship.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      Remember, Obama has stated numerous times he wishes he could be a dictator. Hmmmm, is that Obama’s 2nd term flexibility?

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        Hmmmm, Carter had Iran, Obama has Libya and Egypt, winning!

  • Joel A. Edge

    And let’s see how the Muslim Brotherhood responds. I’m betting on ‘guns and killing’. Any bets on ‘peaceful resolution’?

    • GaryTheBrave

      Not taking that bet at all!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      There are “people” being fitted for vests as we write. (and by “people” I mean sociopathic Islamic scum)

  • TwitWit

    Coming soon..

  • Steve_J

    They voted for him, of course they’ll let him and the MB rule.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Didn’t they vote for the Brotherhood? Weren’t they promised like free medical and free cell phones? Where have I heard this before? Oh…wait.

    • michael s

      They were also promised free housing settlements with American tax payer dollars like Israelis .

  • riddler1620

    What exactly did they think they were voting in when they voted for the Muslim brotherhood. Are they that stupid?

    • http://twitter.com/sam0018 Sarah-Ashley McCall

      The same could be said of the USA…We voted Obama back in, so yes people are that stupid.

    • ked5

      apparently. sadly we have obamabots here who did the same thing.

  • my preciousss!!

    he is there for good, unless someone kills him. give him a few years, and he’ll dictate himself into Pharaoh-ship!

  • ked5

    but this is whay they voted for when they elected him. I guess the eyptians didn’t pay anymore attention to what they were electing than bozovoters.

  • riddler1620

    I proudly state I never voted for Obama. It just annoys me that a majority did and I have to live with their idiotic choice.

  • vcferlita

    New boss, same as the old boss

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    You see, Egypt? Don’t trust the effing Islamists!

  • michael s

    I hope this is the end of our tyrant is better than your tyrant foreign policy. I’m against the Muslim brotherhood. But don’t act like Mubarak was a wonderful person, because he was a USA ally.

  • yourpaled

    So this is what the wonderful arab spring is. More to come….

  • Seewetoldu

    Did I hear a couple of the yelling Obamaphone…Obamaphone…lol