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.

  • DavidKramer

    Obama built that dictatorship.

    • DavidKramer

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

      • 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!

    • 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?

    • 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

  • 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